The Socialist Democrats Think You're Stupid

Leftist politicians constantly pass new restrictive laws to protect you from yourself, because the leftists assume that you're stupid.  And if you vote for them, they're right.

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You don't know what to eat without being told
You probably don't know that cigarettes are bad for you
You have to be told what to put in your kids' school lunches
The overprotective nanny state will protect you from yourself
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The use of celebrities to market Obamacare
The use of bumper-sticker catch phrases instead of sound reasoning

The Power of Courage.  We are a wealthy and safe society, but also an antiseptic and, in some ways, inhuman one.  Our nature does best with purpose and hardship.  The modern quest for comfortable self-preservation is a philosophy of life fit only for an amoeba.  The overreaction to COVID in particular was a testament to the recent, feminized obsession with safety, which downplays the value of risk-taking and enjoying life.  When the virus arrived, the people in charge reminded us that they think we're merely vulnerable and stupid toddlers.  At the same time, they showed us that they themselves are cowards in the face of risk, willing to destroy the economy, religious freedoms, and our health in an impossible quest to eliminate a highly communicable disease.  Schoolmarms like former CDC head Rochelle Walensky and weasels like Anthony Fauci became avatars of our decadent, dishonest, and cowardly ruling class.

How the media coordinated the failed assassination of Donald Trump.  The media have always portrayed Republican candidates as dangerous to some degree, but from the moment Trump announced his candidacy in 2015, he inspired a particularly rabid form of vitriol from the press.  The real-estate tycoon spoke to a forgotten constituency: working- and middle-class Americans in areas like the Rust Belt.  These were old and obsolete Americans, the kind of voters who embarrass even the GOP, and the ruling class had slated them for replacement.  These obsolete Americans were supposed to quietly fade away, slowly dying deaths of despair, until Trump gave them a voice.  This was Trump's unforgivable sin, and from the moment of his improbable victory, the press set out to destroy this rogue president.  The left has been calling conservatives racists, sexists, and homophobes for decades.

What exactly are Biden's achievements in his first three-and-a-half years?  In the wake of the catastrophic debate last week, Bill Clinton, most of the media, and other Democrats have been claiming that although Joe Biden had a rough night, he's had an extremely successful presidency — basically the public is just too stupid to understand how great he is. [...] It is truly a shame that people like Bill Clinton watched as Biden was unable to hold a train of thought for a single minute, and then claim that he is a great president.  It is obvious that Biden isn't capable of running anything.

Barack Obama and the Stupidity of the American Voter.  Fundamentally transforming a country ain't easy.  Just ask Barry O., who's been running the show for twelve consecutive years now, yet has still not fully succeeded in turning America into a third world [pit].  Obama's made some strides in taking down the country he and his wife so fervently despise, but there's still more work to be done.  How does Barry do it, you ask?  That's simple.  As one of his lackeys, Jonathan Gruber (no relation to Hans), put it while discussing the passage of Obamacare, Barry relies on "the stupidity of the American voter."  And based on much of the commentary after the recent presidential debate, the mainstream media also count on the ignorance of the average citizen.

Who they think we are.  I had an interesting conversation with a die-hard liberal today, a member of my extended family.  I'm in my late 50s, and he's in his early 70s, and there couldn't possibly be a more ideological disconnect between us.  What's seriously strange, though, is what he thinks of "redneck hicks in fly-over country" versus what actual people in flyover country think.  He thinks we are all Christian cultists who despise anyone not like us.  He thinks we are all white supremacists, people who would look at a non-white person and shoot him on the spot.  Really?  He even went so far as to say that the people here worry about "sinners" and shame the "other."  He lives in California and has zero experience living in rural America.  It shows.

Americans remain sour on electric vehicles.  The American people are smarter than those in the mainstream media, academia, Hollywood, and other institutions captured by leftists believe them to be.  Actually, common sense is much more prevalent among hardworking Americans than it is among the eggheads concocting these ham-fisted schemes to transform how we live our lives on a daily basis.

Oh No, You Didn't!  Jasmine Crockett Now Claims She Misspelled Her Name on Purpose.  She was mocked into this week and future weeks.  Alas, one thing about Democrats — most of them are closet Jussie Smolletts.  Instead of admitting a mistake, Crockett doubled down.  Crockett, who a few days before read her inflated resume to a witness who didn't ask to know, was now merchandising an insult to raise money to "Save Democracy."  Crockett wanted the world to know how highbrow she was by citing a useless "honorary" doctorate and her "technical" status as a LtCol in the Civil Air Patrol.  At the same time, she was hawking T-shirts like a fleamarket merchant.  While she was puffing up her cred, her team was walking out her merch for the world to buy.  All in slow-mo.  Crockett now claims that she didn't make a spelling error — it was all planned to fool anyone trying to capitalize on her insult t-shirts.  You see, she made the spelling error to spot the fakes:  [Tweet]  Her new merch has her name spelled correctly.

The Editor says...
[#1] Are the misspelled shirts still available?  If they're not, the spelling was obviously unintentional.  [#2] I regret to admit that this incompetent Affirmative-Action hire is my "Representative" in the House.  She was apparently anointed by Eddie Bernice Johnson to take Johnson's place when she finally retired.

Nancy Pelosi yet again reveals Democrats' disdain for average Americans.  Do Democrats have contempt for Americans who aren't part of the richest 1% or don't live in cities on the coast?  This query comes after former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) made an outrageous comment during a recent Oxford Union debate, calling those who may see themselves as part of the populist movement just "poor souls who are looking for some answers."  "We've given [answers] to them, but they're blocked by some of their views on guns.  They have the three Gs:  guns, gays, God," huffed the the 84-year-old Pelosi.  "That would be a woman's right to choose — and the cultural issues cloud some of their reception of an argument that really is in their interest."  How utterly condescending, albeit not surprising considering the elitist bubble that Pelosi — who, along with her husband, is worth north of $100 million — lives in.

Solar panel manufacturers in the West just can't compete with China's slave labor and coal-fired energy.  If you've noticed, there are a few topics I tend to gravitate toward, one of which is the "clean" and "renewable" energy scam, for several reasons:  one, because of the nauseating waste of real dollars we either earn, or pay for through devaluation; two, because it's a conspicuous bait-and-switch for global communism, which I utterly loathe; three, because of the severity of the environmental destruction these schemes cause; and four, because the uneducated and ignorant arguments from the advocates of such initiatives is such an insult to anyone with a brain, I just can't stand to bite my tongue — you don't get to be that stupid and feel that superior without someone reminding you every so often of your place at the bottom of the intellectual totem pole.

Gov. Kathy Hochul and the Democrat party's hard bigotry of no expectations.  You've already heard about New York Governor Kathy Hochul's gaffe about black children.  (I'm using the word "gaffe" in the way that Michael Kinsley defined it: "A gaffe is when a politician tells the truth — some obvious truth he isn't supposed to say.")  In Hochul's case, when she said black kids in the Bronx didn't know what a computer is, she was stating the unspoken Democrat party view about blacks:  To a Dem, blacks are stupid, incompetent, incapable, and unteachable.  To the extent that, sadly, some blacks conform to this stereotype, it's because the Democrat party has systematically removed all hope of betterment from them.  [Tweet with video clip]  [Transcript]  Hochul later had "regrets": "In a statement later Monday, Hochul said 'I misspoke and I regret it.'"  I bet she does.  It speaks volumes, though, that she didn't bother with a huge apology.  With Hispanics flooding the country, Democrats may be rethinking how much they need the black community.

The Governor of New York thinks that Black kids don't even know what a computer is.  [Scroll down]  If you have ever wondered how a Democrat could believe some outlandish thing like "socialism works" or that "you can just print money to pay for things," know this:  they don't live in this universe.  They have invented one in which they are the only good guys, vast numbers of people need Democrats to tell them how to live, and anybody who disagrees with them is Hitler.  Not quite Hitler, because Hitler was an evil genius.  We are more like lobotomized Hitlers too stupid to understand things like The Science and that the Earth is literally burning.  [Tweet]  Imagine living in a world where cartoon characters like Klaus Schwab are well-respected.  One where telling people they should eat bugs instead of beef is a good idea.  Or one where solar panels will replace nuclear reactors and natural gas plants.  Or one in which sex is "assigned at birth" rather than determined by your genes and genitals.  [Tweet]  One of the striking things about the liberals you see in power is that they are, to a great extent, stupid and disconnected from reality.

Dem NY Gov. Kathy Hochul Says 'Young Black Kids' Don't Know the Word 'Computer'.  Gov. Kathy Hochul (D-NY) believes that "young black kids growing up in the Bronx don't even know what the word 'computer' is."  "They don't know," she added.  "They don't know these things."  [Advertisement]  [Tweet]  This condescension toward black people has always simmered just beneath the surface of the Democrat Party (the party that fought a Civil War to hold onto their slaves, and then created the Ku Klux Klan, Jim Crow, and segregation).  But earlier this month, it bubbled and then burst to the surface through Hochul's ignorant and racist mouth.

Racist NY Governor Says Black People Don't Even Know What A Computer Is.  New York Governor Kathy Hochul says that young black kids growing up in the Bronx don't even know what the word 'computer' is.  [Video clip]

The economic indicators' used by the media elite.  David Chalian, political director for CNN, can't understand for the life of him why the economy is still "front and center" for most Americans, because there are other things that Joe Biden "performs worse on."  (Are there though?)  On a recent CNN segment, Chalian was caught scoffing at the stupid rubes ("Americans") who "disapprove" of Biden's handling of the economy, because these uneducated flyover saps pay more attention to how they're feeling rather than the "economic indicators and data" that all the media elite "report on constantly."  [Tweet with video clip] [...] Those "feelings" that Chalian's talking about aren't really feelings, but legitimate indicators of where the economy is, and ones with which we interact constantly; here are just a few examples: [...]

Proof Democrats Think You're Stupid.  This is an unbelievably insulting Democrat political ad.  Stereotyping Southerners is a favorite tactic of the left.  They demonize everyone who disagrees with them.  Democrats don't have successful policies to run on, so they are running on fear and abortion.  It's all they've got.

Joe Scarborough Melts Down Again, Says Trump Supporters "Hate America" and Want a "Dictatorship".  Watching Joe Scarborough's Morning Joe is a front-row seat to the effects of Trump Derangement Syndrome.  Scarborough suffered a humiliating meltdown in March after getting called out for lying about President Trump on X.  Now, in his latest episode of unhinged anger, Scarborough rages that Trump supporters "hate America."  "What's wrong with you?  Who raised you?  What history did you read?  Where are you from?  Because you may claim to be from where I'm from, but you were not raised by the same teachers I was raised by, and you don't read," Scarborough said.

More projection:
Hillary Clinton Says Trump Wants to Kill His Opposition.  Hillary Clinton described Joe Biden and the Democrat party and she trashed Trump during her podcast interview with Marc Elias, a far-left lawyer who helped Hillary purchase the fake Trump-Russia dossier in 2016.  Typical projection.  "Putin does what [Trump] would like to do," Hillary Clinton said to corrupt left-wing lawyer Marc Elias on his "Democracy Docket" podcast.  "Kill his opposition, imprison his opposition, drive journalists into exile, rule without any check or balance.  That's what Trump really wants.  And so we have to be very conscious of how he sees the world because in that world, he only sees strong men leaders.  He sees Putin.  He sees Xi.  He sees Kim Jong Un in North Korea.  Those are the people he is modeling himself after and we've been down this road in our, you know, world history.  We sure don't want to go down that again."

Popular Nullification of the State's Propaganda.  [Scroll down]  The news industry exploits a related phenomenon:  intellectual insecurity.  The primary target in this manipulation is news reporters themselves.  You have surely noticed that a lot of well known pundits aren't that smart.  That's intentional.  The people who control public narratives don't want celebrity thinkers; they want eager repeaters — people who mindlessly mimic whatever they're told.  At the same time, most news repeaters have big egos.  That's intentional, too.  People whose egos are larger than they merit are particularly susceptible to manipulation.  They fall victim to what you might call the "lone genius effect."  In any gathering of people, if one person sounds convincingly more intelligent than everyone else, the surrounding group will accord that person with some measure of authority.  What's important is not whether the "lone genius" is telling the truth or even an actual genius, but rather that the group perceives the person to be intellectually superior.  In the news industry, oversized egos are vulnerable to the propaganda of the "lone genius."  Because their psychological health depends upon a self-image of being smarter than they really are, they gravitate toward any individual who appears to be the real deal.  Reporters' intellectual insecurity makes them easy targets.

Biden's 'Acting' Labor Secretary Laughs at Millions of Americans Who Think They Were Better Off Under Trump.  Julie Su is Joe Biden's 'acting' labor secretary because even though the U.S. Senate is almost half Democrat, she cannot get confirmed.  The liberal media pretends not to know this, or regularly leaves out this fact, and treats her as completely legitimate.  She appeared on MSNBC recently and actually laughed at the idea that millions of Americans thinking they were better off under Trump which, of course, they were.

Does this mean it's okay to mock Pete Buttigieg?
Pete Buttigieg mocks Americans who don't want electric cars.  Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg made fun of Americans who don't want to buy electric cars, claiming they're the same as people didn't want to adapt to cell phones in the 2000s.  It comes as at least eight states run by Democrats like Buttigieg are planning to ban non-electric vehicles by 2032.  Buttigieg was speaking on Fox News Tuesday afternoon when he was asked about a downturn in sales of Teslas and electric vehicles despite Biden's administration pushing them.

Pete Buttigieg Hates Your Car, but Mostly He Thinks You're an Idiot.  America's eminently mockable Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg, went on national TV on Tuesday to mock Americans who find that electric cars don't suit their transportation needs.  "Sometimes, when these debates happen," the failed former mayor of South Bend, Ind. told Fox News, "I feel like it's the early 2000s and I'm talking to some people who think that we can just have landline phones forever."  Spoiler:  Nobody was saying that in the early 2000s.  Even before the iPhone came out in 2007 and changed phones forever, Americans were snapping up Nokias and Blackberries and wondering if we still needed our landlines at all.  As early as 2005, 69% of Americans already owned cell phones, which was pretty much the entire adult population.  Six percent of households had even given up their landlines.

Disney Has Instruction Cartoon for Shareholders Too Moronic to Know What's Good for Them.  [Scroll down]  It was the most obnoxious, flagrantly insulting Disney cartoon video — and this is where my jaw hit the floor — instructing Disney shareholders to vote for the entire Disney-approved slate in the board election on April 3.  Little red check, check, checkmarks in the boxes under "Company Nominees:  Recommended by Your Board."  Wow.  Talk about aggressive.  And juvenile.

The Plight of the Socially Superior.  Generally speaking, Trump-despisers look down upon Trump enthusiasts — and, it should be noted, Trump enthusiasts normally resent being looked down upon. [...] Trump-despisers seem unaware that Trump enthusiasts might resent being looked down upon by the despisers.  "Why should they resent being labeled racists and misogynists and fools?  These labels are true, aren't they?  Why should anybody, except of course a semi-educated fool, object to the truth?"

John Kerry:  People would 'Feel Better' about Russia's War in Ukraine if Russia would 'Make a Greater Effort to Reduce Emissions'.  80-year-old John Kerry announced recently he was stepping down as US Special Envoy on Climate for the Biden regime after years of hard work battling global warming and destroying the economy and US middle class.  Kerry led the effort to unleash hundreds of billions in subsidies that aim to green the economy.  It's a lucrative business if you can call the shots or live in China where the windmills are made — using fossil fuels.  During a presser this week Kerry made another of his timeless statements, this time connecting global warming and war with Russia.

John Kerry Suggests America's Real Beef With Russia Is Its High Carbon Emissions.  Former Secretary of State John Kerry has suggested that America's real problem with Russia is their high rate of carbon emissions.  During his final press conference on Wednesday as Joe Biden's Special Presidential Envoy for Climate, Kerry said that given Russia's willingness to wage a war in Ukraine, they should also step up their efforts to combat so-called climate change: [...] Kerry added that if Russia would only show "good faith" on the climate issue, then people may be more sympathetic to the country's illegal invasion of a sovereign country[.]

MSNBC's Horrific Super Tuesday Panel Mocked Rural Voters Over This Issue.  As expected, some of the media reactions on Super Tuesday were unhinged.  Others were fraught with outright fiction, like how CNN's Alyssa Farah Griffin tried to spin how Trump Republicans aren't most of the GOP.  Has she seen how this primary is going?  On MSNBC, it was a different story.  If Republicans want an ad that they can run throughout this cycle, please clip this panel discussion between Jen Psaki, Rachel Maddow, and Joy Reid, where they mock immigration as a rising issue among voters. [...] An illegal alien raped a Virginia teenager last week.  And did these women forget how Laken Riley was killed in Georgia?  She was murdered on her morning run last month by an illegal from Venezuela.

MSNBC anchors mock Virginia voters for calling immigration their top issue.  MSNBC anchors Jen Psaki, Joy Reid and Rachel Maddow joked about Virginia voters' concerns over immigration during the Super Tuesday election coverage at the left-leaning network.  In Virginia, which in recent elections has become a swing state, early exit polls indicated immigration was the top issue for Republican primary voters, reported MSNBC.  While discussing those exit poll results on air, anchors from the liberal network mocked voters from the Old Dominion state for their concerns.

USAGM senior official suspended for calling white people 'snow roaches'.  In the Biden administration, anything goes.  So look who's out there representing the actual voice of the United States before international audiences in the agency known as U.S. Agency for Global Media, which oversees outlets like the Voice of America:  [Tweet]  'Snow roaches'?  I learn something new every day.  [Another tweet] [...] The bottom line here is that this is a freak who hates more than half the country and whose positioning near the top of the leadership of the U.S.'s flagship international communications operation, its voice and public relations arm, is very much an insult in itself to the country[,] and an international embarrassment.

A political speech by a condescending old white man in an all-black church:
AG Merrick Garland Campaigns for Unsecure Elections, Slams 'Unnecessary' Voter ID.  Joe Biden's Attorney General, Merrick Garland, has made clear his intention to make America's elections less secure, describing efforts to secure them as "burdensome and unnecessary."  Garland made the remarks at the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama, during a commemoration of 'Bloody Sunday' when civil rights protesters were brutally attacked by police.  He also accused federal courts of weakening the 1965 Voting Rights Act by allowing various common sense voting restrictions such as presenting identification on arrival.

White House:  Inflation 'Very Close to Normal' and Prices 'Moving in the Right Direction'.  During an interview with ABC News on Thursday, White House Senior Adviser Gene Sperling stated that "people have been through a tough few years" but the PCE (Personal Consumption Expenditures) price index reading is "very close to normal" and "prices are moving in the right direction" and "moderating."  But you can't expect them to not go up.  Sperling said, "It's been a tough few years since the pandemic," but "inflation is coming down.  In fact, it was really 2.4% in this measure, 2.8% if you don't include food and gas.  And that's not good enough, but it is very close to normal.  And there are a lot of different areas where you have seen prices come down."

Obama Treasury Sec: 'Economy Booming, Americans Just Don't Know It.'  A newly released working paper by former Obama government Treasury Secretary Larry Summers asserts that the Consumer Price Index (CPI) may underestimate Americans' financial pains from rising interest rates.  "The economy is booming and everyone knows it — except for the American people," Summers states.The elevated interest rates enacted by the Federal Reserve have increased expenses such as buying a house or carrying credit card balances.  Summers' paper, titled "The Cost of Money is Part of the Cost of Living," explores the disconnect between what he claims are positive economic indicators and the public's persisting 'sour mood' on the Biden economy.

Just Say No To Biden's Border 'Deal'.  After spending three years denying that there is a border crisis, President Joe Biden wants the public to believe that the reason more than 6 million immigrants have flooded over the southern border on his watch is because of Republican intransigence.  Now he's taking this up a notch.  He claims he desperately wants to "shut down the border," but Republicans are standing in the way ... for political gain.  This is a lie for the history books.  Just how dumb does Biden think the public is?

The Elites Hate Us — But We Outnumber Them.  Elites are individuals who occupy the upper strata in society through either wealth, politics, sports, religion, and/or social status (such as entertainment), and they have been a part of society for millennia.  Because of human nature, elites have usually — though not always — considered themselves to be better than those below them or have simply been indifferent to them. [...] Within the past decade, however, a radical change has come over many elites:  they have declared war on us.  They hate us and they have contempt for us.  And, although they may be occasionally reprimanded socially for doing so, they have been openly voicing their hatred and contempt.  What makes this a serious development is that they are arrogant and in positions of power and have no compunctions to exercising that power against us, particularly since they are operating within the framework of ideologies.  But aside from intending to ram their ideologies down our throats, they simultaneously have hatred and contempt for us.

Why is no one wondering how the Trump trials have such idiotic jurors?  [Scroll down]  Exactly what would the ideologically biased prosecutors in each of the absurd lawfare trials of President Trump be looking for [in prospective jurors]?  That is an easy question.  They would be looking for Trump-haters, people who watch MSNBC and The View, for example; people easily led and relatively ignorant of American history and current events beyond leftist talking points.  They would know nothing about the fact that Trump led the U.S. to energy independence that made our gas prices low and brought in huge profits to workers' 401(k)s because we had enough oil and gas to sell to other nations.  They would not know that Trump brought peace to the Middle East.  They would most likely buy into the climate change hoax.  They would be persons who leapt to be vaccinated with the wholly experimental mRNA jab that has caused thousands of deaths (perhaps more), especially of young people.  They would be people who wanted to jail the vaccine-hesitant.  In short, they would be people who are easily manipulated by the media and easier still by clever and deceitful lawyers intent upon destroying Trump.  They would be sheep.

Sometimes, you can fool all of the people all of the time.  Our leaders must really believe we are stupid. [...] The Fed's effort to reduce inflation over the last three years has only reduced M1 from $20 trillion to $18 trillion, leaving an excess of $10 trillion sloshing around in circulation.  No wonder today we talk in trillions and not billions.  No wonder the stock market still looks strong.  No wonder it looks like our economy is good.  When, in fact, the purchasing power of the dollar has dropped dramatically.  Fortunately for the dollar, other countries are experiencing their own challenges.  Congress has played its part keeping excess money circulating.  The 'Inflation Reduction Act' of 2022 authorizes the government to infuse another $500 billion into the economy (talk about wordsmithing).  Almost all this money will be spent soon to reduce greenhouse gases.

Joe Biden's Scary Speech on Jan. 6.  Just recently, ahead of the anniversary of Jan. 6, President Joe Biden gave a speech near Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, to kick off his 2024 campaign.  His theme was that the upcoming presidential election will determine whether or not America remains a democracy because a vote for Donald Trump is a vote to end democracy in America.

Biden's Latest Remarks on Economy Show He Has No Idea What He Is Talking About.  Joe Biden has horrible approval ratings when it comes to the economy.  That's put the Biden team in a quandary as to what to do when the media asks them about this fact.  They've claimed it's just bad messaging — that Americans just don't understand what's going on.  That of course is both presumptuous and insulting, acting like Americans are stupid and don't understand when they are paying more for everything.

Internal Democrat Worries Aired on NPR.  National Public Radio is a sandbox for the Left.  The "news" there is manufactured by leftists, for leftists.  You can find it easily in the latest interviews about the Biden reelection campaign.  The interviewers are clearly nervous that President Joe Biden's messaging isn't working.  It's not that Biden's incompetent; it's that voters are ignorant.  On the Jan. 9 "Morning Edition," NPR host Michel Martin interviewed Democratic National Committee Chair Jaime Harrison.  He worried that Biden's focus on "saving democracy" from the "far right" threat of Trump wasn't working.

A Silly People.  Americans are inherently honest, proud, just, hard-working, and God-fearing people.  But too many of our leaders, our government, academia, Big Tech, billionaires, financial institutions, and members of our younger generations have become bloated, greedy, tribal, ignorant, and downright cruel.  They assume the positions of caretaker and custodian; many of them are unelected leaders with the audacity to dictate how we should live.  Their only qualification is an abundance of money and hubris.  They produce little, with degrees in nothing of value, developing technology to only siphon money out of the unwary, creating a society without standards and morality.  As they are called, these oligarchs continually talk about technology, the 4th Industrial Revolution, extending life, and perfecting the human condition.  But that revolution is only for them.  They have to.  They don't believe in God or a superior being.

The Case Against Progressive Utopia.  Utopian elites see the "deplorable" masses as ignorant children while they are the wise adults.  Since Father Knows Best, Father (Washington) must make important decisions as the children cannot be trusted to do the right thing.  Hubris leads to totalitarianism.

The Democrat party: who are they?  Just who are the members of the Democrat/socialist/communist (D/s/c) Party?  How do their beliefs differ from those of normal Americans? [...] D/s/cs tend not to be overtly religious.  Their political beliefs are their faith, and in true communist style, there can be no greater power than the Party, which is their secular faith.  This largely explains their increasingly overt hostility toward, and persecution of, Christians.  This too is projection.  They see Christians as deadly threats, so believe Christians feel the same and will act on those feelings.  Thus has the FBI been surveilling Catholics who appreciate the Latin Mass, branding them "Radical Traditional Catholics."  Thus were innumerable Christians arrested for trying to attend church during Covid lockdowns.  Essential to understanding them is knowing many of them think themselves morally, intellectually, and politically superior to normal Americans.  They're the self-imagined elite.  They really do denigrate the denizens of "Flyover Country" — their term — that vast, cultural wasteland between the enlightened coasts where Deplorables live their pathetic, uninformed, meaningless little lives.

Bidenomics:  The High Price of Gaslighting.  Anyone still wondering why voters trust former President Trump more than President Biden on the economy should read what the White House posted on X about inflation last week:  "Ahead of the holiday season, costs are down for everything from airline tickets and car rentals to toys and TVs."  Biden and his underlings continue to believe public disapproval of his disastrous economic performance can be improved with happy talk and cherry picked statistics.  It assumes Americans can't remember how much less the cost of living was when Biden was elected.  This is an insult to the intelligence of the voters and a losing strategy.

The Atlantic:  You Americans are too dumb to know a good economy when you see it.  Since Biden's inauguration, inflation has hit Americans hard.  Of late, it's slowed slightly, and some prices are dropping (who needs a Strategic Petroleum Reserve, anyway?), but Americans know who's at fault:  Biden.  Fear not, though, Joe.  The Atlantic has ridden to the rescue to say it's not Joe's fault.  Instead, Americans just don't get how good they have it.

Lies and Polling Questions.  Looking back over three decades plus of climate hysteria one can identify several phases in the narrative.  Phase one was simple, the message being:  the climate is changing.  The response from many (including this scientist) was:  yes it is, and it always has, and it always will.  We then moved into phase two:  the climate is changing, and human activity bears some responsibility for the phenomenon.  The question was always:  "if true, how much?"  But once we started down that road, civilized discourse pretty much came to an end.  That's because the media professionals got involved, and they don't care about highly technical.  They're only interested in attracting eyeballs. [...] Media types, like the propagandists they are, deplore complexity and nuance.  They want messages that are simple and powerful.  Once those of us they've labeled "deniers" started to delve into the intricacies involved in evaluating and responding to "climate change," the PR professionals put a stop to discourse.  They essentially said that this "crisis" was too important to dither about the details.  "Climate change is happening and mankind is responsible" — full stop.  Any further discussion was not desired.

Sen. Fetterman: "You all should need to know that America is not sending their best and brightest to Washington, D.C.".  Yes, he said this  [Tweet] [...] Dude literally has an iPad next to him to help him remember what to say!

Democracy Without The People.  That there are peoples living in non-democratic countries is well known.  That there were and are democracies without people is also well known.  In 1967, French political scientist Maurice Duverger published the book La démocratie sans les peuples (Democracy without people).  In such democracies the elites actually rule, because they are "smarter" than everyone else. [...] The elites do not believe that the number of citizens who voted the "unintelligent masses" into power is crucial, for such choices have the poor quality of coming from "unintelligent" voters.  "Unintelligent" voters do not understand what is best for the good of the state.  The quantity of "stupid" voters cannot overcome the quality of elites seeing farthest ahead.

How do Democrats really view blacks?  If blacks need any more proof that, as a group, the white Democrats and leftists who run things see them as inferior, the "Fire Alarm" issue surrounding Congressman Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) should leave no doubt.  Briefly, during the recent vote to avoid a government shutdown, the Democrats sought to delay the vote because the resolution did not include Ukraine funding, but they were unable to buy time.  Coincidentally (and conveniently), Rep. Bowman pulled a fire alarm Rep. Bowman, causing a 1-hour delay in the proceedings.  It's worthwhile considering how Rep. Bowman came to do this.  White liberal leftist Democrats, plus blacks who are running their own con, such as Reverend Al, the SPLC, Ibrahim X. Kendi, and the founders of BLM, see the average black citizen as both a fool and a pawn to be used for gaining and maintaining money and power.  Deep down, Democrats truly believe that blacks are incapable of being successful — or even leading an average life — without their help.  It is endemic to the leftists' psyche.

Democrat from Illinois loves to tweet about how stupid the electorate is.  Eric Sorensen is a meteorologist and Illinois's first openly gay member of Congress... who's also evidently very insecure and not the brightest, considering his tirades against the illiterate and ignorant rubes of America and Illinois are in fact, against many of his own supporters.  As the [Washington] Free Beacon article reported yesterday, Sorensen has made countless outlandish statements against his constituents and Americans in general, like his claim that "Illinois voters" wouldn't be able to spell Alaska Senator Lisa Murkowski's name correctly, or his assertion that Americans who "push back hard when it comes to climate change" don't have "any idea of how it all works" because, after all, they're backward conservatives; Sorensen is the educated progressive; therefore, he has the real claim on science.

White House Quietly Edits Transcript After Joe Biden Says Black and Hispanic Workers Don't Have High School Diplomas.  The White House quietly edited a transcript of Biden's remarks at a community college in Maryland after another racist slip-up.  Joe Biden on Thursday delivered remarks on his failed economic agenda dubbed "Bidenomics" at Prince George's Community College in Largo, Maryland.  Biden's speech was a total disaster.  He lost a few battles with his teleprompter and began shouting out of nowhere.

Are You Suffering from Learned Helplessness?  We're afflicted by a special breed of bully: narcissistic abusers.  A few traits these thugs share:
  •   Have an unreasonably high sense of self-importance.
  •   Feel they deserve privileges and special treatment.
  •   Believe they're special, can only be understood by equally special people.
  •   Are critical of and look down on people they feel are not important.
Since these narcissists believe they're entitled to rule us, they flagrantly, repeatedly violate the Constitution to rob us of our freedom, to put us in our place.
  •   A letter signed by 50 ex-intelligence officials stated that Hunter Biden's laptop was fake, Russian disinformation.  Too late, the letter was shown to be a lie after it had the desired effect on the 2020 election.
  •   Special prosecutor Durham exposed the fact that Hillary Clinton engineered the Russia hoax — her idea, her baby.  Media did work hand in hand to push the hoax.
  •   Censorship came to the U.S. when conservative voices were silenced, the truth sequestered.  Only the cabal's foot soldiers were allowed a voice in the media we'd always trusted for facts.

Democracy or banana republic?  The Biden administration, the press, and the so-called Left have couched their narrative as a defense of democracy and democratic values against authoritarian, anti-vote forces; Donald Trump and his band of deplorables, ill-informed ignoramuses, and slobbering troglodytes (they mean you and me) are framed as anti-democracy, and since they (the progressives) have massive media power, it becomes very difficult to fight this power.  What they say becomes a kind of truth because we see it and hear it again and again.  However, what the so-called Left will never believe is that we (even deplorable ignoramuses) can think despite what we are told again and again, and there is a schism between what we are told and what we see.  Fake news.  What we start to think about are the differences between the two, and we come up with answers.

The Liberal Echo Chamber.  [Scroll down]  I have encountered very few progressives who don't define another person's entire friendship worthiness by whether that person buys into the big progressive tenets, such as abortion, gender fluidity, race/ethnic-based quotas, etc.  If a conservative doesn't align with a progressive on those (and other) issues, then that person is not merely "wrong," they are evil and therefore not worthy of respect and civil treatment.  This all comes to mind after I received my latest copy of my college alumni magazine, Boston University's Bostonia.  Published three times a year, Bostonia is an eclectic mix of local Boston happenings as they apply to the school/alumni, maybe a few general interest articles on food or art, and always — always — a hyper political piece espousing a popular progressive stance.  This piece, which is usually the cover feature, is written not to persuade an undecided reader with a balanced presentation of all the relevant angles, but instead is written from a pointed progressive angle, assumed to be correct with a definite air of "If you don't accept all of our assumptions and hypotheticals at face value, then you're obviously a mental inferior."

Populists need to investigate the moral grounds on which ordered liberty is based.  For its part, the Left has often claimed to be the party of the people, or at least the people properly understood.  That does not mean that it truly stands for the real, concrete people.  A tradition from Lenin to the New Left to Thomas Frank's What's the Matter with Kansas has brazenly insisted that ordinary working people suffer from "false consciousness" and are really not capable of discerning their true interests or of governing themselves.  Taken to its logical conclusion, this perversion of representation allows tyrannical leftist elites to govern in the name of the people while disdaining the choices and judgment of the vast majority of ordinary people.

Dems' 'Science Denier' Accusation Is Old, Wrong, and Pathetic.  What Democrats are known for, to those of us who don't lap up their propaganda, is a chronic lack of self-awareness, about both themselves as people and their ideology.  Pretty much everything that they believe to be true about Republicans and Democrats bears no resemblance to reality.  They repeat the lies about themselves until those lies not only become true for them, but also become part of the Democratic origin story.  One of the most enduring myths that Democrats believe — especially here in the 21st century — is that they're all elite intellectuals, while all Republicans and conservatives are knuckle-dragging rubes.

The Curious Effect of Insular Liberalism.  The hard left actually believes it reflects the opinions of all Democrats and indeed all liberals.  This is simply not true.  The hard left is in conflict with the majority of Americans, left, right or center. [...] As David Brooks of the New [York] Times mentioned, liberal elites (of which he is admittedly one) are so sure of their superiority (to those of us who have not been trained by professors in superior hard-left schools) that they dismiss the rest of us, many of whom are smarter and more knowledgeable, as common rabble, barely deserving of any constitutional rights.  David refers to those of us who didn't attend the superior colleges as "less educated."  But to them, "education" has nothing to do with learning useful facts, but with philosophy — and philosophy alone. [...] If you see yourself as superior ("elite"), then by definition, you see others as inferior.

Florida Democrats Scurry to Rebuild Mail-in Voter Rolls After New Law Wipes Them Clean.  Florida's wide-ranging new voting law, SB 90, is chock-full of rules that button up election integrity.  Among its many actions is this one:  "limiting the duration of requests for vote-by-mail ballots to all elections through the end of the calendar year of the next regularly scheduled general election."  It's part of Florida's move of mail-in voting from a four-year to a two-year registration window.  This is a smart way to keep the rolls of voters registered to have mail-in ballots automatically sent to them from going stale and accumulating invalid names and addresses.  For engaged voters, this simply means logging onto the state website every two years instead of four to renew their requests for mail-in ballots.  It's as easy and convenient as clicking here and answering the questions.  And of course, being eligible to vote in Florida.  But as any Democrat official will tell you (in so many words), Democrat voters are too stupid to participate in their own society by doing things like having a valid ID or using a computer.  So naturally, party officials are simmering with outrage at the harsh new law.

10 Absurd Assumptions You Have To Swallow To Believe The White House-Cocaine Failure Theater.  The idiots running the asylum formerly known as Washington, D.C., aren't even trying anymore.  Gone are the days when malfeasance and hoaxes were respectably cloaked in falsehoods that at least sounded plausible.  Now, the emperor knows he has no clothes, he knows you know it, and he doesn't care — [...].  It's not a good development for lovers of self-governance, but there's a kind of camaraderie in knowing everyone else with half a brain cell can see through the act.  Besides, it's obvious the clownish powers-that-be think you're utterly stupid, and there's a tactical advantage to being underestimated.

Messaging vs. reality: Democrats leave ordinary Americans behind.  A car in front of me recently at a traffic light had a political sticker on its rear bumper that read, "Leave no one behind — vote Democrat."  The message isn't new, and I've seen the sticker before, but I found it freshly notable because it has surely never been more obviously false than it is today.  It expressed the quintessence of the party's message that Democrats are for the masses, the millions of little guys, rather than the big guys who have too much power already.  The Blue party supposedly considers everyone and ensures that all stragglers are given a helping hand.  In one form or another, that's the core of almost any Democratic slogan you read or debating point you hear expressed by their legion of TV pundits.  It is the justification for every item on the Left's agenda — we're making sure no one is stranded, hurt, forgotten, or dismissed.  But the reality is that there is an adamantine vein of contempt in Left-liberal politics for the opinions and concerns of ordinary people, who are regarded as too stupid or selfish to know what is good for them.

Kamala Harris Explains AI.  Kamala Harris explained AI during a meeting with civil rights leaders on Wednesday.  Harris huddled with the CEOs of the Center for Democracy and Technology, UnidosUS, AARP, and AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler.  Kamala Harris treated the CEOs like children.

Anheuser-Busch: Buy Bud Light, or We'll Fire Some Idiot Peasants Like You.  The dethroned king of beers has fallen on hard times.  Its short-lived dalliance with fake woman Dylan Mulvaney and implicit endorsement of the Left's efforts to force us all to accept the trans madness has not only cost Bud Light its position as America's top-selling beer, but the Drag Queen of beers isn't even in the top ten anymore.  Bud Light is now the 14th-best-selling beer in the United States, and fairly soon, Anheuser-Busch executives will look back fondly at the days when it was as high as 14th place.

NY Times Continues to Report on a Joe Biden Who Doesn't Exist.  I've written many times in the last few years that the [New York] Times and the other Democrat cheerleaders in the mainstream media have been engaged in the largest exercise in creative writing ever, since they began selling Joe Biden as dignified and calm during the 2020 presidential campaign.  I've also written that they seem to believe that none of us have access to the internet.  As someone who writes about liberal bias in the media more than any other topic, I also read a lot of what is written by the propagandists.  The alternative reality accounts of who Joe Biden is that I've read since 2020 have been like nothing I've ever seen, even during the eight years that these people were swooning over His High Holiness, the Lightbringer Barack Obama.  They were, of course, covering for Biden throughout his career.  The way it used to be was that they would acknowledge that Biden was a spaz — in more polite terms — and then shrug it off. [...] Now they're just creating Joe Biden out of whole cloth.

Are Democrats Really This Dumb Or Do They Just Know Their Voters Are?  [Scroll down]  The case before the Court was not weighing the merits of one policy compared to another; that's not how the Court works.  It was on the Constitutionality of Joe Biden's actions.  The power to allocate money lies with Congress, not the Executive.  My 6-year-old gets that.  Why doesn't [Ilhan] Omar?  Or does she?  Also, why would a Member of Congress be advocating for an action by an Executive that negates the need for a Congress at all?  If a president can simply write half a trillion dollars in new spending into existence, why do we need a Congress?  Did the Founding Fathers sneak a provision into the Constitution in invisible ink? [...] I think Congress exists for very specific reasons; reasons spelled out in plain language in Article I.  Either Ilhan doesn't know that or doesn't care.  It really could be, either.

Democrats Looks at You as 'The Help'.  Thankfully, the Supreme Court just proved that we still have some semblance of a sane country left with its ruling that President Joe Biden's student loan debt forgiveness plan isn't happening as reported on Friday by my colleague Jennifer O'Connell and with a decision that declared Biden has no such authority to wave away people's debts: [...] It doesn't matter if you were too poor to attend these colleges that rack up student debt by the tens of thousands, you're going to pay for that college education anyway.  Moreover, the college education you pay for might have been a frivolous adventure for someone else.  Their degree, if they even got one, might not be worth the paper it's printed on and nothing may even come of the person having obtained it, but their mistake is your mistake.  It's one of many examples of the left's elitism and how they view you as lesser.  To them, your existence boils down to how useful you are and how you can serve them best.  It's a less-than-human view of you.

What the Left Has Left for America.  The present-day Left bears little resemblance to the old civil-libertarian, integrationist Democratic Party that existed from the 1960s through 2000.  The antecedents to its current madness were once previewed in the old party's extremist wing of campus radicals of the 1960s and 1970s.  They were accentuated by Black Lives Matter and Antifa during the Obama years, forged during the COVID lockdown and George Floyd riots, and polished during the era of Trump derangement syndrome.  On almost every issue, Democrats have repudiated their prior reverence for the Supreme Court.  They distrust individual liberty and free expression.  They now worship the money and clout of corporate America.  Racial ecumenicalism and integration are seen as passé.  There is little need for borders to protect vulnerable American workers, given the advantages of inviting in millions of poor illegal immigrants without audits.  Democrats have transmogrified into a Soviet-style socialist binary of rich and poor, run by an elite nomenklatura that dictates its orders to its foot soldiers of the underclass.  An entire new left-wing vocabulary — clingers, deplorables, irredeemables, dregs, chumps, ultra-MAGA, semi-fascists — has come to express their hatred of the middle class.

Bud Light: 'Please Drink Our Beer Again, You Oafish Hicks'.  Bud Light just ended two months of social media silence with a new online ad designed to win back boycotting customers by portraying them as "bumbling fools," according to one Twitter critic, and as "buffoon-ish whites," according to another.  The beer brand's sales have plummeted almost 30% since a brief social media campaign featuring he-who-shall-not-be-named, followed by ham-fisted reversals. [...] Bud Light stepped in it so deep that they might be in a black hole of marketing, where no matter what they do — even remaining silent — will be read negatively.

Military Monitors Social Media for Mean Posts About Generals.  The U.S. Army's Protective Services Battalion (PSB), the Department of Defense's equivalent of the Secret Service, now monitors social media to see if anyone has posted negative comments about the country's highest-ranking officers.  Per a report by the Intercept, the PSB's remit includes protecting officers from "embarrassment," in addition to more pressing threats like kidnapping and assassination.  An Army procurement document from 2022 obtained by the Intercept reveals that the PSB now monitors social media for "negative sentiment" about the officers under its protection, as well as for "direct, indirect, and veiled" threats. [...] Per the report, the Army intends not just to monitor platforms for "negative sentiment," but also to pinpoint the location of posters.

The Editor says...
The Army brass must think we're really stupid.  If somebody was plotting an assassination, would they talk about it on social media?  Or even on the phone?

The Stupidity of Polls.  Most American do not read or watch news, they don't read opinion columns, listen to podcasts, watch cable news, etc.  They have other priorities.  I know that sounds odd to people who care, but it's true — most Americans do not care.  They don't care about the Constitution, they don't care what Congress is doing, they don't care what the President said.  With that in mind, they don't know what the government is doing — federal, state or local — they don't know what some multibillion-dollar company is trying to sell to kids, or teachers are talking about in front of their first graders.  That sounds odd, even impossible to those of us who do know and care, but it is absolutely true.  The sooner you recognize and accept that, the better chance you have of retaining your sanity.

Progressives Are Purely Emotional.  Whether it be DEI, CRT, ESG, the Green New Deal, reparations, newly revised/lowered physical requirements for military/fire/police duty or anything else, compared to conservatives, progressives insist that they know more about the facts of the matter, they feel more deeply and are more compassionate and understanding, and most importantly, progressives contend that their positions are the only ones that will benefit the country.  All high-profile progressives not only claim that they are correct about a given topic, they consistently maintain that conservative positions are not only wrong, but they are designed to deliberately diminish the quality of life for specific demographic groups that progressives think conservatives wish to harm.

Psaki: Republicans Are 'Comfortable' with Biden Because He Is an Old White Man.  Former White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Thursday on MSNBC's "The ReidOut" that the Republican base is "comfortable" with President Joe Biden because he is an older white man.  [Transcript]

Blame the Media for the National Debt.  Democrats and Republicans reached an agreement to lift the debt ceiling, and nothing is going to change in the disturbing pattern of America's national debt climbing by leaps and bounds.  The best reason for pessimism?  Our Democrat-messaging media.  They can't be bothered to offer the most basic facts in budget coverage.  What is the budget for the current fiscal year?  What was the last budget deficit?  How large is the national debt?  These are questions that are rarely answered by news anchors.  What we get is a lot of horse-race jockeying and finger-pointing instead of facts.  They must think the viewers are too stupid to juggle numbers.

Deputy Energy Secretary has either lost his mind or he thinks we've lost ours.  In recent years I have witnessed actions and statements that are so mindbogglingly divorced from reality that they defy any sort of analysis.  This week, during a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee hearing, Biden Deputy Secretary of Energy David Turk, made a series of statements that strike me as the most illogical and unreasonable ever uttered.  Note that his conversation with Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA) is not about magic, metaphysics, or religion, but about his considerations of physical and economic reality.  If readers of this Substack think that the Pandemic Countermeasures business is a racket, get a load of the Climate Countermeasures racket that Mr. Turk is proposing.

Mayorkas gives illegal border crossers a stern warning.  After advising the American public that they were all ready for the 10,000-a-day illegal alien surge into the U.S. when Title 42 restrictions end on 5/11, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas has decided to throw in a stern warning to migrants, just to be sure:  "The border is not open," [Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro] Mayorkas said. [...] Migrants and their human smuggling sponsors aren't stupid.  They watch what the U.S. does, not what the U.S. says.  The last time Joe Biden's border czar, Kamala Harris, and for that matter, Joe Biden himself, issued a "do not come, do not come" order, the surge was on and migrants were rewarded for surging in.  Why would now be any different?  Migrants already know how these things work.  That fiasco happened when Mayorkas was out claiming, again and again that "the border is under control."  He didn't say by whom.

[The] Complicated Nature of Tech Sector Gives Cover to [the] Climate Change Agenda.  Do we understand all the consequences of our technology?  I believe not.  Yet, some people make the preposterous claim they do:  "climate change" high priests and priestesses in government, academia, and big business exploit the reality of the exploding tech sector with its mind-numbing advancements, and use its pantheon of terms and definitions to muddle and subjugate.  No one understands the "proofs" or "conclusions" — after all, easily-manipulated computer algorithms don't instill much confidence — but they have decided that your future will be strikingly different than one you could ever contemplate.  They do this with the sure and unshakable belief that they know better than you.

Democrats Are The Nigerian Princes Of American Politics.  Finally, in 2020 when Americans went to bed with Donald Trump ahead in the polls in states like Georgia, Pennsylvania, and Michigan, only to wake up the next morning to find that Democrat-run cities had stopped counting the votes for hours and, then, when they restarted, Biden was magically ahead.  Again, with straight faces, they tell us a guy who couldn't fill a phone booth for his rallies beat a guy whose supporters overflowed football stadiums across the country, and the guys we see on video walking around with flags inside the Capitol on Jan 6th represent the biggest attack on America since 9/11.  The Nigerian Price scammers are pikers when compared to the Democrats.  All they want is to empty someone's bank account.  Democrats want total control over everyone's lives.

Anheuser-Busch Thinks We're Idiots.  After Anheuser-Busch realized their poor marketing decision in "partnering" with transgender activist Dylan Mulvaney — a decision that evaporated some $6 billion in market capitalization in a matter of days — the company moved quickly in an attempt to regain the audience it had lost.  Last week, the company released an online commercial titled "The Shared Spirit," which might have passed the smell test some other time in history, but not now. [...] It's important to put this commercial into perspective.  Where it would typically be a patriotic and warm take on America, it's clear to anyone who is paying attention that Bud Light quickly threw together a piece to counteract their bad press — and made a caricature of patriotism and former Bud Light drinkers in the process.

The Revenge of Moriarty.  [Scroll down]  But there are real men, and they've had enough.  Their backlash against Anheuser-Busch and Bud Light for disrespecting them, and women, in favor of a freakish clown has been so furious, the woke corporation doesn't know what hit it.  In the two weeks since the Mulvaney tribute, shares of the Bud Light parent company have dropped nearly four percent from $132.8 billion to $127.13 billion.  In a desperate attempt at damage control, the company has rushed out a new patriotic, manly ad featuring horses and the "spirit of America."  Because their executives still think men are stupid and easily distracted by a shiny object.

As We Predicted, Gavin Newsom's Schtick Isn't Going Over Well With Democrats in Red States.  I've consistently made the observation that California Democrats have a very tough time getting traction outside of the state because they've never been challenged on their positions or been held accountable by the media in any way.  They don't even need to give campaign speeches or long-form interviews because at this point they don't need to.  So, like Kamala Harris, once the rest of the country gets to see what they're all about, they're not fans.  Gavin Newsom is the latest California political superstar to suffer this fate, and he hasn't even declared for POTUS yet.  Over the last week or so he's been traveling to red states, acting like the savior who'll be bringing enlightenment to the rubes stuck there.  Unsurprisingly, for anyone who's ever lived outside a narcissistic bubble, that doesn't go over well, especially in the South.

Even If You Hate Trump, You Should Be Standing With Him Now.  On Friday, a 33-year-old Trump supporter named Douglass Mackey was convicted of election interference and faces up to ten years in prison for tweeting pro-Trump memes during the 2016 election.  According to a Friday press release from the "Justice" Department, Mackey faces up to ten years in prison for memes such as this.  Vaughn tweeted a photo of what looked like a Hillary ad, but was actually a parody of a Hillary ad.  The caption read:  "Avoid the line.  Vote from home.  Text 'Hillary' to 59925.  Vote for Hillary and be a part of history."  The Justice Unless You Support Trump Department explained that this was a heinous crime because "Mackey conspired with other influential Twitter users and with members of private online groups to use social media platforms, including Twitter, to disseminate fraudulent messages that encouraged supporters of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to 'vote' via text message or social media which, in reality, was legally invalid."  That sounds terrible, right?  Yet the Justice Department, according to the Post Millennial, "was unable to provide evidence that anyone was deceived by the meme."  What's more, at least one memester on the other side did exactly the same thing, and was never arrested or tried, and faces no prison time.

Stacy Abrams is coming for your gas stove.  Abrams is thrilled — thrilled, I tell you — to be a part of such important work.  Bringing the message of climate change, renewables, and electrification to ignorant sods in communities all over the country, who didn't know how unhappy they were with the appliances they own. [...] You'll notice the mention of the Inflation Reduction Act incentives there.  She's pushing spending our money to make us miserable, cold, and unhappy.  Not to mention she's "connecting" you to the people who'll do the installing, etc., so she's basically the annoying solar salesman who bangs every third day on your door already, only she's salaried.  What a peach.

Democrats Are Terrified Of An Educated And Informed Public.  It's a strange time in the United States, where one political party is actively engaged in a series of actions to keep as many people as possible ignorant.  Ignorant not of one particular event, study, or story, but of so many topics that reality itself" is what they're ultimately attempting to obscure.  It's evil, honestly, and it begs the question "What are Democrats so afraid of?"  The only answer is simple:  an informed public.  Communists in the old Soviet Union were terrified that their citizens would discover how well people in the free west were living.  There were no bread lines, there were options — lots of options, for everything.  This reality worried the communist leadership and would have confused their subjects, much like Bernie Sanders in 2015 lamented the idea that there were too many choices for deodorant and shoes. "You don't necessarily need a choice of 23 underarm spray deodorants or of 18 different pairs of sneakers when children are hungry in this country," he famously said.  The great thing about capitalism is you can have both choices and charity.  Options matter, and an educated public, free from government tyranny, make choices about those options that is best for them rather than a faceless bureaucrat thousands of miles away imposing what they think is best for you.  The only way that second prospect gains any traction is ignorance.

People can be smart, talented, and complete dunces at the same time.  America is filled with overeducated twits.  We have spent trillions of dollars creating them, with the excuse that higher education has an enormous economic value for the individuals who get it and for the society in which they live.  This is true when relatively few people get specialized knowledge or training, but emphatically not true when higher ed becomes a norm. [...] Watching cable news gives you a front-row seat where you can watch this reality play out before your eyes.  Ostensibly smart people — and I am certain that most would score above average on an IQ test — routinely spout the stupidest ideas and receive plaudits for doing so.  TV shows and movies featuring good-looking and talented mimics churn out agitprop by the boatload for your entertainment on other channels.  The writers are usually idiot-savant intellectuals, and the actors tend just to be idiots who prove that when they open their mouths.

Voters are smarter than Biden thinks.  Pick almost any poll over the past decade and you'll find that voters always cite the economy as their top issue.  Depending on the survey, the economy issue is also often more broadly defined in surveys as "jobs," and, in the past couple of years, as "inflation."  But, however you look at the issue of the economy, we're seeing a subtle change in how people process the constant flow of economic data that bombards them every day.  They are becoming more educated and more sophisticated on federal fiscal issues and how they impact their own economic futures.  More leery of politicians spouting data points that clash with the reality of their own personal "economies."  Less trusting of economic happy talk, when 60 percent of them are living paycheck to paycheck as inflation continues to outpace wages.

Proposed bill would prevent anyone under 25 with being charged with felony murder.  In recent weeks, the issue of age has been a hot topic when it comes to justice reform.  Governor Wes Moore's pick to run the Juvenile Justice Service, Vincent Schiraldi has said no one under the age of 21 should be introduced to the justice system, because the brain is not fully developed.  However, opponents of HB 1180, like Republican Delegate Susan McComas say Democrats are only using mental capacity when it comes to soft on crime policies.  "Proponents of the bill say that the human brain is not fully formed in the frontal lobes until age 25.  But yet, we're doing other things in the general assembly, letting children vote earlier and earlier, letting them get hormone inducing drugs to change their sex," said McComas.

Are You Tired of Having Your Intelligence Insulted Yet?  You, most likely being a mere normal, are probably looking around at the current state of things and wondering just how we managed to get to this point.  Food prices continue to skyrocket, energy prices remain stubbornly high, and if you were thinking about buying a house, you can forget about it with current interest rates.  Meanwhile, real wages are down, meaning your buying power is diminished coming and going.  That's just a small taste of what Americans are going through, and you'd expect the nation's leadership to provide some guidance among the malaise.  At the very least, you'd think they could admit there's a problem.  Instead, the Biden administration insults your intelligence.  [Tweet]

An Arizona teacher claims her credentials mean she outranks parents.  Before women's lib, America's teachers were often the best and brightest women in a college class because teaching was one of their few career options.  Since women's lib, the women who achieve academically usually choose majors other than teaching.  Teachers today tend to fall into two categories:  (1) A small number of men and women (usually conservative) with a real passion for education and (2) insecure, narcissistic people who struggle academically and look to a room full of helpless children to validate their ideology and sexuality.  Alicia Messing, an Arizona educator, definitely falls in the second category.  Messing came to our attention because she testified before the Arizona Senate Education Committee to protest Arizona bill SB 1700, which will amend Arizona's existing education laws to give parents the right to review and, through a defined procedure, to seek to remove inappropriate books from libraries and classrooms, especially books that promote non-traditional sexual and gender roles or that normalize pedophilia.  Incidentally, as little as twenty years ago, this kind of thing went without saying.  Now, thanks to leftist incursions in education, it's a fight.

Biden's 'Cooperation' With The FBI Is Meaningless And Misleading.  It's hard to read the news and not keep coming to the conclusion that the media think you're stupid.  Case in point:  On Wednesday, it was reported that the FBI was at President Biden's home in Rehoboth, Delaware, once again scouring the place as part of its investigation into Biden's mishandling of classified documents.  It is at least the third time the FBI has searched Biden's effects as part of the investigation, and one of those searches was done so discreetly it wasn't public knowledge until months after the fact.  In addition to his home, classified documents were also found at the Penn-Biden center, the president's Chinese-funded think tank.  The Justice Department has also graciously trusted Biden's personal attorneys — who did not have security clearances — to sift through his papers and identify any potentially incriminating documents without DOJ supervision.  These searches of Biden's home and private papers came just a few months after the FBI raided former President Donald Trump's home at Mar-a-Lago for the identical crime of mishandling classified documents.  The Biden situation is arguably worse since he allegedly retained classified documents from his Senate tenure, which doesn't have any declassification authority that comes with the presidency.

Kamala Harris Roasted For Her Description of Astronaut's Space Launch.  Kamala Harris on Tuesday [1/31/2023] presented the Congressional Space Medal of Honor to former NASA astronauts Robert Behnken and Douglas Hurley.  The two astronauts were honored at the White House for piloting the NASA SpaceX Demonstration Demo-2 mission back in 2020.  Harris delivered remarks at the ceremony on Tuesday and she sounded like she was talking to a room full of kindergarteners.

Speed Is No Issue Unless It's About How Fast Our Liberty Is Being Lost.  In what remains a striking illustration of an edict issued by a government at once oblivious and overreaching, September 1, 1979 saw automakers forced to equip cars for the American market with speedometers that would instantly transform motorists into caring, genteel drivers.  They would see the new gauges with their highlighted 55-miles-per-hour notch and their maximum marked speed of 85 miles per hour, the thinking went, and instantly realize that they needed to comply with the then-national speed limit in order to save gas and avoid the danger caused by high speeds.  It's been called a "folly" and rightly so.  It was — in that best tradition of government — forcing drivers to accept something with the claim that it was for their own good while in the background lurked a subtle implication that they were stupid, unconcerned or both and therefore unable to drive carefully unless coerced into doing so.  For more than one reason, the 85-miles-per-hour speedometer was a failure and in 1981, its end was in sight.

Kamala Harris' Attempt At Explaining How Electricity Works Goes Downhill Fast.  While our resident Vice President has become infamous for her word salads, where things she says make absolutely no sense to most people listening — including herself, Kamala Harris has also become known for explaining things in ways that are so simplistic and child-like that you almost feel insulted when you listen to her.  The latest example of the latter happened Thursday as Harris was speaking in Tonopah, Arizona at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new transmission line.

Biden Caught In Yet Another Lie.  President Joe Biden has told lie after lie, getting caught each time.  You'd think he'd learned his lesson by now.  In yet another fabrication of his, Biden claimed that he attended a black church in Delaware every morning after he attended Catholic mass in high school, despite members of the church not being able to recall the president ever being there.

A Conversation With a Doctor.  A recent conversation with my (now former) GP did not go well.  After insisting on the virulent consequences of COVID-19 and extolling the efficacy of the jabs, he did not respond kindly to my demurrals.  He simply dismissed as the illiteracy of a layman my recital of the results provided by our best, independent virologists on the 99% recovery rate from the virus (the profusion of contrary fact-checks by the usual suspects is obviously meant to uphold the ritual narrative), the adverse and often lethal nature of the genomic injections, and the grand collusion and bulldozing approach of the major operators promoting the greatest scam of the modern age, perhaps the greatest scam in human history — referred to as a "plandemic."

Janet Yellen Says the Real Reason Inflation is Out of Control is Because Americans Are 'Splurging' on Goods.  Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen on Wednesday evening blamed Americans for record-high inflation.  It isn't Joe Biden's fault for spending trillions of dollars in the last year-and-a-half.  It isn't the Democrats' fault for passing trillions in spending through the reconciliation (no GOP votes needed).  The real reason for inflation is because Americans 'splurging' on goods.  "They were in their homes for a year or more, they wanted to buy grills and office furniture, they were working from home, they suddenly started splurging on goods, buying technology," Yellen said on Stephen Colbert's late night show.

According to Joe Biden, Americans Are All Just a Bunch of Idiots.  President Joe Biden was slammed by critics for suggesting that the public didn't know "what the [...] a supply chain was."  During a rally in Michigan, Biden claimed that Americans didn't understand what a supply chain was "10 years ago," and it wasn't until the Covid-19 pandemic that brought it to people's attention that it began to affect the economy.  "10 years ago, how many of you knew what the [...] a supply chain was?  No, I'm serious!" Biden shouted at the crowd.  Trying to save face after insinuating that Americans are too dumb to understand how a supply chain works, the president then asked reporters "if we were all going out and having lunch together, and I said, 'Let's ask whoever's in the next table, no matter what restaurant we're in, have them explain the supply chain to us.'  Do you think they'd understand what we're talking about?"  [Tweets]

Just How Dumb Do Democrats Think Their Donors Are?  I've always found fundraising emails to be dumb pieces of propaganda attempting to fool people into giving money they likely can't afford or otherwise wouldn't except for something they've read triggering them to act.  It's a con job.  Hey, if you support a candidate and want to donate to them, knock yourself out.  It's your money, cook it up and eat it for all I care.  But Democrats use manipulation and play on the abject ignorance of their base to sucker them out of money they likely can't afford.  I find that disgusting.  As I said, do what you want with the money you earn, but no one should reward anyone who insults your intelligence.

What to do with Biden?  Back when the "Great" Recession of 2008 was happening, Nancy Pelosi gave a media appearance where she told us that for every dollar spent on unemployment benefits, the economy expanded by $1.25.  Not being completely stupid, I figured that if this were true, we'd all be better off if folks just stayed home and drank beer while watching TV.  Of course, who'd produce the TV shows or the electricity needed to watch them... let alone the beer?  Assuming us to be so conveniently stupid is, I think, a fatal flaw.  This is particularly exhibited by the alleged economist and darling of the left Robert B. Reich.  Reich continues to loudly bang the gong for price controls while blaming the rampant price inflation that's hitting consumers on unrestrained corporate greed.  It is likely that the word competition is not anywhere in his vocabulary.  Other fatal flaws include the use of clumsy euphemisms such as politicians referring to street bums as "the unhoused" and their being in such a state due to a lack of "affordable housing" rather than the cheap, low-rent clusters of squalor that they are actually proposing.  I never hesitate to say that all housing is affordable — or else it's vacant.

Good Riddance, Madame Speaker.  [Nancy Pelosi] leaves behind a trail of tokens — remarks and phrases and images — that future generations, if they're moved to do so, can trace to find what there is to find of the real Nancy Pelosi.  Among these many tokens, let's think of three.  The most famous is the deathless remark she made not long before the House of Representatives passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in March 2010.  "We have to pass the bill," she said, "so you can find out what's in it."  The sentence belongs on her monument, if she gets one.  It was her answer to complaints that the ACA, as it quivered its way by peristalsis through the lower intestines of congressional subcommittees and closed-door mark-ups, had grown too cumbersome, too complicated for ordinary people to comprehend its effects or even its intentions.  She chose to answer the complaint by agreeing with it — and adding an implicit shrug: "What d'ya expect?"  The remark was so honest and transparent and true — "saying the quiet part out loud," we'd call it today — that her publicists in the press quickly tried to explain it away.  Pelosi, they said, was merely making a point about the tide of public opinion, which ran against the ACA: Only when the bill had become law could the mass of little people be dazzled by the glories revealed within, and then change their opinion of it, from skepticism to gratitude.

Eric Swalwell's 'stupid' education tweet may cost Democrats in 2024.  The fault lines for the 2024 elections are already taking shape with the two parties in diametrically opposed positions and there is no greater divide than over parental rights.  That stark difference was no more evident than in a tweet from Rep. Eric Swalwell, who mocked the notion of parents making major decisions in the education of their children.  The California Democrat insisted that it is akin to "putting patients in charge of their own surgeries?  Clients in charge of their own trials?"  Swalwell declared: "Please tell me what I'm missing here ... This is so stupid."  What Rep. Swalwell, a lawyer, is missing is called informed consent.

Kamala Harris categorizes one specific faction of voters as being profoundly 'stupid'.  In a resurfaced video from 2015, Kamala Harris spoke in front of a large audience, and mocked one American demographic as being emphatically, and hopelessly "stupid."  There's so much irony in this, it actually took me a minute to unpack and organize it all.  First off, it's Kamala Harris calling someone else stupid — that's rich. [...] [S]he was referring to her own voters, and more precisely, the ones who, in conjunction with some "fortuitous" statistical anomalies and historical irregularities, helped drag that dead carcass of the Democrats across the finish line in the recent midterms — those between the ages of 18 and 25, currently that would be Gen Z.  [Video clip]

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This video clip is worth watching.  In it, VP Harris inadvertently tells the truth about her own voter base.

The Democratic Party's Learning Disability.  The Democrats suffer from a collective learning disability that prevents them from grasping important realities about the voters — such as our capacity to differentiate between fact and fiction.  They believe that most voters disapprove of President Joe Biden's fiscal stewardship because the White House has failed to craft an effective narrative to explain his economic "successes."  The Democrats can't conceive of an electorate capable of clearly comprehending the world without being told what to think about it.

Permissible and Impermissible Incendiary Speech?  Since the Obama era, there has been a serial effort to demonize the working class as somehow Neanderthal-like, clueless, and to be written off.  Obama's "clingers" slur transmogrified into Hillary's "deplorables" and "irredeemables," and on into Biden's "chumps" and "dregs."  And we forget sometimes that well before Donald Trump's chants of "Lock her up!" it was Barack Obama on the campaign trail who suggested to his supporters to confront their adversaries and "Get in their faces."  And Obama gave further advice about such confrontations, saying:  "If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.  Because from what I understand, folks in Philly like a good brawl.  I've seen Eagles fans."  And lest we forget, Obama reminded his supporters "I don't want to quell anger.  I think people are right to be angry!"

Fetterman: A Civilizational Train Wreck.  Did the Pennsylvania D/S/C Party, whoever runs it, the state puppet masters, seek the advice of the White House puppet masters?  Did whoever is actually running the country convince the PA D/S/Cs they could run Fetterman, just as they ran Biden, and in him, have their useful idiot?  Do they believe, after nearly two years of Biden and all the destruction they've used him to wreak, they can do the same with any mentally deficient candidate at any level?  Are they that desperate to retain control of the Senate?  Do they think a red wave may be within the margin of fraud this time?  Do they truly believe the American people, particularly Pennsylvanians, are that stupid?

John Fetterman's wife claims 'swimming in America is very racist'.  The wife of Democratic Pennsylvania Senate candidate John Fetterman claimed "swimming in America is very racist" — as she likened her husband's use of closed captioning to turning up the brightness on a smartphone.  "Historically, swimming in America is very racist, and usually when you look at drowning statistics, it usually affects children of color, because of lack of access," Gisele Fetterman said on the iGen politics podcast on Thursday.  Gisele made the comments while discussing how she and her husband, Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor, had decided not to move into the state-owned mansion in Harrisburg but made the pool accessible to the public.

'De Facto' Candidate Gisele Fetterman Thinks You're an Idiot.  Democrat John Fetterman's Pennsylvania senate campaign is reeling following his debate performance, which was legitimately surreal to watch. [...] I shouldn't have to say this, but being unable to mentally process one's own thoughts and speak them is not the same as needing to brighten up an iPhone.  To suggest that is insane, and Gisele Fetterman knows it's insane.  Unfortunately, her blind ambition is so great that she's willing to push her husband past his limits in order to be near the seat of power.  And to be clear, that's not just idle speculation.  This is a woman who has constantly described herself as the "brains of the operation."  She also has a habit of posting pictures of herself leading rallies or with important people without even a hint of her husband being found.  Starting out as an illegal immigrant political activist, her lust for power is obvious, and she wants this so badly that she's apparently willing to do just about anything to get it.  That's not laudable, it's sad.

DOJ Cites 'Public Confusion' as Reason to Keep Documents on Biden Order Secret.  The Biden administration is claiming "presidential communications privilege" in federal court to prevent release of information about an executive order instructing federal agencies to help register more voters.  In a filing late Thursday, the Justice Department argues that releasing information on President Joe Biden's order would cause "public confusion."  The Foundation for Government Accountability, a conservative watchdog group, sued the Justice Department in U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida to get information about how the department would implement Executive Order 14019, which Biden signed in March 2021.  As previously reported by The Daily Signal, Biden's order requires every federal agency to promote voter registration and voter participation.

Biden Team Doing All It Can to Buy Election with Latest Move.  Gas prices have been going up again, even as the Biden team tells us ridiculous stories of how much they're saving us on gas.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre claimed on Tuesday that they were saving us $420 million a day.  At this point, they're just making up numbers and pulling them out of the air.  That takes some kind of gall to claim since we're still paying far more for gas than when Joe Biden came in.  They think we have 15-second memories and don't remember?  But if that were true, why is Joe Biden still ripping off our Strategic Petroleum Reserve?

Obama Propaganda.  Netflix is paying Barack and Michelle Obama millions of dollars to produce shows for them.  The latest Obama documentary series is "The G Word."  "G" for government.  As Netflix documentaries go, this one is remarkably stupid.  It's big-government propaganda.  Obama begins by claiming that he does his own income taxes, saying, "It's actually easy."  I think he's joking, but it's not clear.  "I'm amazing at them," Obama continues hours later.  "You can be, too, if you use the helpful tools found at"  But that's just silly.  It's so complex that millions of us pay to get help. [...] For three hours, Obama and his sidekick say government should do more.  Whatever the problem, their answer is always more government and more money.

Biden's Closing Moves.  President Biden's handlers seem to me not to have chosen well so far.  The Biden economy inflicts pain on a daily basis.  What have they got for that?  They served up the Inflation Reduction Act.  In other words, they have nothing to mitigate the inflation they ignited.  On the contrary, they have more kindling for the fire.  And they count on their ability to play on the stupidity of voters abetted by their media adjunct.

The Media's Coverage of Hurricane Ian Proves They Think You're Stupid.  Democrats want to convince you that they can somehow control the weather and that all we need to do to prevent natural disasters is give them power.  That's either unmitigated hubris coming from Democrats or malicious lies.  Maybe both?  [Video clip]

A Congress full of contempt for the American people.  Since inflation is currently the major issue for the American people, the Democrat Congress, with much fanfare and the usual self-congratulation, passed the "Inflation Reduction Act."  Since, however, one is here talking about Congress, one should not assume that anything is what it is claimed to be.  No sooner was the bill passed than former Secretary of State and current "climate envoy" John Kerry, one of the D-Mass bunch, who purchased his massive seven bedroom carbon footprint mansion in the fake liberal "sanctuary destination" of Martha's Vineyard in 2017, slipped up and told the truth to the International Energy Agency's Global Clean Energy Action Forum:  "I'm not sure how much it has to do with inflation, but that's O.K." [...] The reason this deception is "O.K." with Kerry is that the real purpose of the bill is to spend 375 billion taxpayer dollars on the Left's "green new deal" agenda to "tackle" climate change and double the number of IRS agents to harass the remaining fraction of Americans that still have a job or small business.

Remembering Hate Speech.  It has been a canard of the Left that "words matter."  We are lectured that "hate speech" leads inevitably to street violence.  So how ironic that the Left defames nearly half of America as dangerous "semi-fascist" extremists, white-raged and privileged, ultra MAGA, and guilty of all sorts of thought crimes from secession to civil insurrection?  And what is the result?  Does this constant demonization matter?  And what are the bitter fruits of such labors?  After all, what did Barack Obama long ago mean by "clingers" or once Hillary Clinton by "deplorables" and "irredeemables"?  What did Joe Biden imply by "dregs" and "chumps" and "semi-fascists"?  Or what did the FBI lovebirds really mean by smelly Walmart goers and "hillbillies"?  After a point, did not America get this monotonous message?  And what does Joe Biden really mean when he recycles his academic advisors' tired tropes of right-wing insurrectionists threatening the republic?

Why 'Educated' Liberal Women Are the Real Threat to Our Republic.  When last Thursday night Joe Biden told America, "Donald Trump and the MAGA Republicans" threaten "the very foundations of our republic," he missed the mark.  The real threat comes from the unlikeliest of suspects:  educated liberal females, or "ELFs" for short.  These are the women who will proudly vote Democrat regardless of soaring inflation, rising gas prices, rampant crime in the streets, the unchecked flood of illegal aliens, and oppressive COVID policies that have irreparably damaged all children, the poor most notably.  If NBC's polling from April is to be believed, this is the only demographic cohort more favorably inclined to Democrats in 2022 than in 2018.  Unable to sell these women on his accomplishments — there are none — Biden last week appealed to their paranoia.  What made this pitch strategic is his target audience's proven susceptibility to fear-based propaganda.

James Carville: 'Majority' of GOP Voters 'Really Stupid' Evil Racists.  Democratic consultant and political commentator James Carville said in an interview with The Hill TV that the "majority" of Republican voters are "stupid" and "evil."  Discussing the brand of the Democratic Party, Carville said, "So much of what has happened to my party is we tend to get defined by some over-educated, totally doofus coastal elites that are out trying to write dictionaries or something unrelated to anybody's life.  And that kind of stuff has a tendency to be very sticky, to stick with people.  It is not who the party is.  They are a very small part of the Democratic Party."  He continued, "These people have the ability to irritate.  They have the ability to come up with really stupid things, like 'Defund the Police,' the three worst words ever in the English language, maybe.  And you know, 'Let's get rid of Abraham Lincoln.'  That takes a really smart person to come up with that. [...]"

Where did the NFL get the idea that they should race-norm cognitive tests?  The NFL says it will quit race-norming cognitive tests to determine damages for minorities in cases related to football players' concussions. [...] Where would they ever get the idea that blacks started out with lower scores?  Could it be that they thought if government agencies throughout the country say that minorities start out with lower scores that they should follow their guidance?

Democrats continue their unhinged bigotry toward black Republicans.  Everything old is new again, as some Democrats have unleashed their hateful and intolerant bigotry toward the latest black Republican politician running for office.  Last August, it was Larry Elder, whom a white woman accosted as she wore a gorilla mask in a naked display of racism.  This year, it is Herschel Walker, the football legend and Republican nominee for Senate from Georgia.

The WH press secretary's statement about illegal aliens in D.C. is illuminating.  [Biden administration press secretary Karine] Jean-Pierre, who defines herself by her race, gender, and sexuality, rather than by her abilities (which is really sad when you think about it), is staggeringly bad at her job, daily exposing the vast chasm behind her eyes and between her ears.  The latest example is her response when asked about why it's fine for the administration to fly illegal aliens across America but not fine for Texas to send them to Biden's and Jean-Pierre's hometown of Washington D.C. [...] There is no knowledge or intelligence driving her responses.  She's almost like my old Chatty Cathy doll:  Pull the cord, and a random statement comes out.  That she is the communication face of the Biden administration is open to several interpretations.  First, we are being governed by half-wits, which is bad.  Second, we are governed by people who believe the American people are half-wits, which is worse.  And then there's the third, and worst, possible conclusion:  We are governed by people who couldn't care less about what Americans think.

Did You Get $8,000 From Joe Biden?  In the administration's haste to put out a "this is not a recession" message, they rolled out the recently COVID-19-recovered President Biden.  Many COVID patients report residual brain fog, and it may be the virus that made Biden's foggier than usual.  During a discussion with his economic advisors, he essentially called Americans ignorant for not understanding all the Biden administration has done for them and treating us like ingrates for not appreciating the handouts we received.

'Look, the border is secure': Alejandro Mayorkas makes stunning claim with more than 200,000 migrants passing every month for three months.  The Biden administration continues to assure that the southern border is 'secure' despite record-setting numbers of illegal crossings and proliferation of the crisis over the last few months.  'Look, the border is secure,' Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Alejandro Matorkas insisted during remarks at the Aspen Security Forum in Colorado on Tuesday [7/19/2022].  But he added that the administration is still 'working to make the border more secure.'

This is only believable if you've never heard of a server.  Text messages don't reside in your phone after they're sent.
Secret Service Denies Deleting Text Messages, Blames Phone Reset.  The U.S. Secret Service has denied allegations that the agency deleted text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021 after they had been requested by the Department of Homeland Security's inspector general.  Secret Service Chief of Communications Anthony Guglielmi issued a strongly worded statement on Thursday that refuted the claims by the Office of Inspector General (OIG) and blamed a "reset" of the agency's mobile phones for the loss of some data other than the messages in question.  In a letter to Congress on Wednesday, DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari wrote that many text messages from January 5 and 6, 2021 were deleted even after OIG had requested them.  The Secret Service initially said the messages were lost as part of a "device- replacement" program, according to OIG, but the agency issued a statement late on Thursday denying that the texts OIG sought had been lost.

Jill Biden mocked for comparing Hispanics to tacos at 'Latinx Incluxion' conference.  First lady Jill Biden faced some mockery and ridicule after she spoke at a "Latinx Incluxion" conference and compared Hispanics to tacos.  Biden was the keynote speaker at the Latinx IncluXion Luncheon held at the Grand Hyatt Riverwalk in San Antonio, Texas, on Monday [7/11/2022].  While addressing the mostly Hispanic audience, the first lady mispronounced "bodegas" as "bogedas," and then compared the Hispanic community to breakfast tacos.  "The diversity of this community as distinct at the bogedas of the Bronx, as beautiful as the blossoms of Miami, and as unique as the breakfast tacos here in San Antonio, is your strength!"

Hispanic Journalists Drag Jill Biden for Comparing Them to 'Breakfast Tacos'.  No, that headline isn't satire.  Jill Biden did actually compare Hispanics to "breakfast tacos" on Monday while speaking in San Antonio.  She also apparently can't pronounce the word "bodega," instead going with "bo-gah-da."  Was she trying to cop a faux-Spanish pronunciation to up her street cred?  The First Lady has a history of such, including her infamous "si-se-podway" gaffe during the 2020 campaign.  As RedState reported, these latest flubs came during something called a "LatinX IncluXion" conference, which can be translated to "Democrats want to lose Hispanic voters."  And while the right has had a good time with the "breakfast tacos" comment, the National Association of Hispanic Journalists didn't find it funny at all.  They released a statement dragging Jill Biden and her speech writers for coming up with such a line.

White House Press Secretary Claims Current U.S. Status is Best Economy in Our Nation's History.  White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre is, at this point, transparently identified as the least qualified and capable person to hold that position in modern history.  She genuinely is lacking the ability to articulate intelligent responses to any questions.  It is also obvious to those who have followed Biden personnel decisions, that KJP was selected because she would spout the information given to her by Chief-of-Staff Ron Klain without a moment's hesitation.  She is not intelligent enough to know the talking points are complete nonsense.  She spouts the most ridiculous talking points in a manner that reflects she believes them.  That said, her capacity to stumble through nonsense and pretend it is real is only surpassed by Kamala Harris and Pete Buttigieg.

Mainstream media urging voters to ignore inflation, focus on imperiled democracy.  Recent surveys have consistently shown that runaway inflation is the most troubling issue to most Americans.  This has led many talking heads and media outlets to express deep concern that historically high gas prices and generally rampant inflation might lead to significant Democrat losses in the upcoming midterm elections.  The horror!  To help prevent this, Washington Post columnist Catherine Rampell, for example, informed her readers that it was a "wild fantasy" to believe that the GOP could lower gas prices.  Furthermore, in a Sunday opinion piece, she condescendingly warned voters to "think carefully about what they'll get if they cast their ballot based on gas prices."  By that she means evil Republicans who are pro-life and pro-Bill of Rights.  Rampell added, "The president does not have some super-secret special dial on his desk that can adjust gas prices, but many voters believe otherwise."  Yes, Catherine, I'm sure many voters think Biden has a "dial" on his desk that can adjust gas prices in real time.  (Not that he'd know how to use it if he did.)  In reality, most voters know that Biden killed the Keystone Pipeline on Day One, has rescinded or denied drilling leases, and has made it clear he is an implacable foe of the fossil fuel industry in every shape and form.  That is why gas prices have skyrocketed since he took office, and that is why voters are rightfully angry.

Democrat Gov. Kathy Hochul Calls Pro-Lifers 'Neanderthals' After 20-Plus Violent Attacks On Pro-Life Centers.  Following a slew of violent attacks on pro-life pregnancy centers, New York Governor Kathy Hochul (D) is inexplicably amping up the rhetoric against pro-lifers, calling them "neanderthals."  Hochul on Monday signed legislation to boost abortion "rights" and "empower" abortion providers in the Empire State.  "This is the United States of America, where freedom and liberty are supposed to mean something," the Democrat said.  "It's the rock upon which we were founded.  It is supposed to mean something.  Except in the eyes of some neanderthals who say, women are not entitled to those rights."  Earlier this month, a pro-life pregnancy center in Buffalo called CompassCare was firebombed; windows were broken, the structure's medical office was set ablaze, and the vandals added graffiti that said "Jane Was Here," a phrase used by a pro-abortion group called Jane's Revenge.

Biden tells AP he's unpopular because Americans are mentally unwell.  Joe Biden, as his party propaganda and media enablers say, is a man of compassion.  And he's now loaded with such compassion with remarks like this, addressing his own unpopularity with the American people.  [Tweet]  See, it's not that we're bad people or anything.  It's not that we're depraved deplorables, or terrorists, as Democrats have said in the past.  We're just sick in the head.  And for Biden, that makes sense, given that his unpopularity stretches across party lines and includes traditionally Democrat constituencies such as black, Hispanic, Asian-American, and young voters now.

'It Got Lost in the Mail': FDA Lost Baby Formula Whistleblower Report in Mailroom.  "I am here today to say to parents:  You aren't alone.  At the highest levels of Joe's administration, he and his team understand what you are going through.  They won't stop until every parent can get the formula their child needs."  That was FLOTUS Dr. Jill Biden on Sunday when the first shipment of desperately-needed baby formula arrived from overseas.  She says that President Biden understands — to be clear, he doesn't.  As far as we know, President Biden isn't bottle feeding any tiny tots in the Oval — don't patronize us.  But this very short soundbite is indicative of a scary pattern the Biden Administration seems to be stuck in: cause a crisis with incompetence; apologize for said crisis; claim to "understand."  See Afghanistan, inflation, and gas prices (Joe flies around in a 747 that we pay for, but somehow truly, deeply understands the pain at the pump).  Biden & Co. cause problems — then apologize.  And the formula crisis is no different.

Nancy Pelosi reveals the Democrat campaign for the midterms.  Over the weekend, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi appeared on CNN's State of the Union to talk about the leaked draft opinion by Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito that provides the rationale on why Roe v. Wade (1973), which legalized abortion nationwide, has to be overturned.  Pelosi began her exposition with the following:  ["]"Who would have ever suspected that a creature like Donald Trump would become president of the United States, waving a list of judges that he would appoint, therefore getting the support of the far-right and appointing those anti-freedom justices to the court"["] [...] Pelosi may have explicitly called President Trump a "creature," but the subtext of her remarks was that all those who voted for Trump are also sub-human.  Her fury is because she views them as impediments to her monopoly of power.  This was Pelosi's 'basket of deplorables' moment.  Pelosi in 2022 is in a similar position to Hillary Clinton in 2016.  She is so convinced of her moral superiority that she simply cannot fathom why popular opinion would be against her and what she stands for.  The sanctimonious Pelosi is convinced that she could never ever be wrong.  So she placates her ego by blaming her opponents and the voters as inferior beings.

'Call a Doctor or Pediatrician' — Psaki When Asked What Parents Should Do if They Can't Find Baby Formula.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on Thursday was grilled on the baby formula shortage created by the Biden Regime.  In 25 states, 40-50% of baby formula is out of stock.  In 5 states over 50% of baby formula is out of stock.  The Biden Regime is shipping pallets of baby formula to US border facilities for illegal aliens while American babies go hungry.

Why Would Rural Americans Vote for Those Who Hate Them?  It never ceases to amaze me when the same politicians and pundits who spew vile rhetoric aimed at rural Americans all year long turn around and ask for those Americans' votes.  The New York Times (the titular "paper of record" that pushed Trump-Russia "collusion" lies while ignoring the Biden Crime Family's quid pro quo money-making in Ukraine) recently featured an opinion piece claiming that "Biden has already done more for rural America than Trump ever did."  Democrat lemmings quickly regurgitated the overrated rag's propaganda.  After feeling the tug on his leash from Old Witch Pelosi, the honey-trapped Congressman Eric Swalwell (whose dimwittedness made him a natural target for the Chinese Communist Party to compromise) laughably insisted that under China Joe's lethargic leadership, "we are all doing much better ... especially ... rural America."  As is only fitting for a regime requiring its own Ministry of Truth, Swalwell then instructed his (brain-dead) Twitter followers to share the Times story "to make sure we all understand."

Carville: Americans Don't Understand How Good the Economy Is Right Now.  Democratic strategist James Carville said Thursday on CNN's "OutFront" that the average American does not understand how good [sic] the U.S. economy is doing.

Media to Americans — The Economy Is Awesome, You Dolts!.  When things go bad for Democrat presidents, the corporate media generally circle the wagons in two ways.  We are either told no president could solve these problems, so don't blame the Democrat, or we're told things are double-plus good, and we're just too stupid to see it.  Well, the truth — and we all know it — is that things are strikingly awful with His Fraudulency Joe Biden at the helm, so the media's gaslighting campaigns are in full bloom.

FDA writes rules to prohibit menthol cigs.  The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued rules that will prohibit menthol-flavored cigarettes and any flavor other than tobacco in cigars.  The administration said the ban was necessary because the minty flavor of menthol ameliorates the harsh edge of tobacco and appeals to young people.  There is also a heavy racial component to the debate, with government data showing 85% of Black smokers use menthol cigarettes, compared to about 30% of white smokers.  "The proposed rules would help prevent children from becoming the next generation of smokers and help adult smokers quit," Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra said.  "Additionally, the proposed rules represent an important step to advance health equity by significantly reducing tobacco-related health disparities."

MSNBC Blast From The Past:  It's Our Job To Control How People Think... Not Elon Musk's.  While it is obvious to many why the mainstream media — and all things leaning left — are so utterly incensed at the richest man in the world's decision to offer to buy Twitter, a brief blast from the MSNBC past serves as an important reminder of just how the media and their overlords see their roles in modern society.

Getting Squeezed at Pump?  Blame Biden, Not Putin.  All across the country, Americans are facing staggering gasoline prices, pinching their wallets even further as inflation runs rampant.  But what's causing gas prices to skyrocket?  The Biden administration blames Russian President Vladimir Putin's war on Ukraine, as well as greedy U.S. business owners, for the sharp rise in prices.  But that doesn't pass the smell test for Katie Tubb, a senior policy analyst for energy and environmental issues at The Heritage Foundation.  "I think it's incredibly disingenuous for the administration to say that, in part because Americans aren't stupid and they saw prices go up before Russia invaded Ukraine," Tubb says.  "And so I find that, honestly, a very discouraging characterization by the Biden administration."

Kamala Seems to Think That Ukraine Is Part of NATO.  Remember when Kamala Harris tried to explain the Russia/Ukraine conflict in layman's terms?  "Ukraine is a country in Europe," she said.  "It exists next to another country called Russia.  Russia is a bigger country.  Russia is a powerful country.  Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine, so basically, that's wrong."  It was hard to wrap our heads around why she gave such an airheaded explanation.  I speculated that Kamala, despite being the vice president, doesn't have the slightest idea why Russia invaded Ukraine.  Could I have been wrong?  Perhaps; maybe she just assumed that her audience was a bunch of four-year-olds.

Biden goes bonkers over inflation.  Joe Biden should be hopping mad about inflation, which rolled in at 7.9% and is destroying the purchasing power, wage gains, and savings of the citizenry even as he touts good economic times in his speeches.  Instead, he's going bonkers over the voter reaction to inflation, not the inflation itself.  [Tweet]  "I'm sick of this stuff!" he hollered.  "We have to talk about it because the American people think the reason for inflation is the government spending more money.  Simply.  Not.  True."  But of course, it is perfectly true.  He's wallowing in denial about it and now thinks he can yell his way into making Americans think differently.  In his wretched King Lear-like rant, brimming with rage and self-pity, Biden whimpered that Americans were just poor simpleton peasants who don't understand inflation and don't give Joe and all his "achievements" the credit they deserve:  [Tweet]

Biden Just Insulted Americans as Being Too Stupid to Understand His Greatness.  Joe Biden has shown[,] time and time again[,] that he has no compunction against lying if it means shifting the blame away from himself. [...] We've seen him blame everyone and everything else, rather than take the blame and take the right steps to address it.  His latest excuse is Vladimir Putin, despite the fact that inflation has been raging for several months, long before Putin invaded Ukraine at the end of February.  He was speaking at the House Democrats Conference in Philadelphia, and he repeated the lie, saying inflation was "largely the fault of Putin."  [Tweet]  Does he think that Americans have been asleep through all the prior months of raging inflation?  That he can just put one over on them?

Buttigieg Says the Solution to High Gas Prices Is Simple:  Just Buy an EV.  Our Democrat party overlords know what's best for us, and all we have to do is simply follow their suggestions.  After all, their solutions are so simple.  Take high gas prices for example.  So many of us peons worry about the skyrocketing price of gas at the pump, but America's brilliant Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has a fix for gas prices that's so easy it's almost ridiculous.  Why, you just need to buy an electric vehicle, you silly goose.  "Clean transportation can bring significant cost savings for the American people as well," Buttigieg said in a speech.  "Last month, we announced a $5 billion investment to build out a nationwide electric vehicle charging network so that people from rural to suburban to urban communities can all benefit from the gas savings of driving an EV."

Pelosi: You're Too Dumb to Appreciate Joe Biden.  If you don't love Joe Biden for all the great things he's done for this country, you're an ignorant moron.  Well, at least that's what House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday [3/1/2022]. [...] It doesn't matter that inflation and high gas prices are killing your monthly budget, or that Joe Biden botched the withdrawal from Afghanistan and the nation's response to COVID, or the border crisis.  If all you see are things that he's actually done, you can't possibly know about the things he claims he's done... which of course is all wonderful, historic, and perfect.

Jen Psaki is the condescending face of the Biden administration.  Jen Psaki can't resign fast enough.  Not that the mainstream media ever really holds her to account for her arrogance, condescension, sarcasm, or out-of-touch responses to the average American's pain.  Hey, at least she fully channels her boss.  A few fumbles would be understandable; White House press secretary is a notoriously tough job with a high level of burnout.  But Psaki, a former competitive swimmer raised in Greenwich, Conn., seems to never have encountered people living paycheck to paycheck, or worried about how they'll feed, clothe or educate their kids — amid a global pandemic, no less.  If anything, her statements seem aimed at one cohort alone: high-earning, highly educated liberals and progressives just like her, ones who think anyone on the other side is too stupid to acknowledge.

Psaki's 'West Wing' White House.  White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki admitted recently why she got back into politics after leaving the Obama White House in 2011.  The reason?  She binge-watched the NBC political drama "The West Wing."  This explains so much.  After all, the show pioneered Psaki's own style of communicating.  I.e., speaking to anyone who questions the liberal orthodoxy of the moment as if they were fools or traitors.  A glance at her greatest hits shows this principle in action.

The Squishy Political Rise of the Beta Male.  There are certain "qualities" that this new class of "leaders" all possess.  They went to good schools.  They have multiple degrees.  They have most likely not spent a large part of their life in the private sector.  They probably had an Alpha male father.  They tend towards being on the thin side.  They eat healthily and exercise regularly.  They are at some level aware of their Beta status and therefore deeply insecure.  They socialize almost exclusively with people like themselves.  They don't yell... in public.  They have fixers who handle the dirty work.  They like well-worn paths and tracks.  They speak in jargon.  They don't think outside the box and, in fact, specialize in building boxes.  They believe in focus groups and task forces.  They treat staff poorly.  They over-react.  They truly believe themselves to be a new superior form of human and, therefore, should automatically be treated as such.  And because of all that, they know better.

The Big Lie and the Elastic Truth:  How to Invent a Coup.  I've taken a guilty pleasure recently in watching the faux intellectuals on MSNBC and CNN pass judgment on not just Donald Trump, but also on everyone who shares his disdain for authoritarian pronouncements on COVID-19, election integrity, climate change and a host of other issues.  From what I can tell after studying Rachel Maddow, Joy Reid, Jake Tapper and the late, lamented Chris Cuomo, liberalism today is characterized by a low regard for the intelligence of average Americans and a very high regard for the elastic nature of language.  Essentially, words are expected to mean whatever Democrats and their media enablers want them to mean. [...] When half the people are considered by the other half to be malignant, prevaricating miscreants, there is no hope for true democracy — rule by the people.  The best you can expect is demi-democracy, rule of the people by half of the people.

Ralph Northam blames Virginia drivers for getting stranded on I-95: 'People need to pay attention'.  Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam, D., took heat Wednesday after blaming thousands of drivers for being on the road only to be left stranded on Interstate 95 due to heavy snowfall that crippled snow removal crews.  "We gave warnings, and people need to pay attention to these warnings, and the less people that are on the highways when these storms hit, the better," Northam told The Washington Post.

Omicron upends the class politics of Covid.  Until Omicron came along, the official response to Covid served as an instrument of class warfare against blue collar workers and small businesses, on behalf of the tech oligopolists and selected big businesses such as Target, which were deemed "essential." Not coincidentally, blue collar workers and small businesses are the core of the GOP base, while Silicon Valley and the plutocracy are the cash cows and power base of the Democrats.  But the Omicron Variant has — at least for now — turned that class dynamic on its head. [...] The psychological identity of the Democrats' ruling class, the educated professionals, rests on their presumed intellectual and moral superiority over the basket of deplorables.  Bette Midler spoke for almost the entire Democrat elite when she slammed the West Virginia constituents of Joe Manchin as toothless illiterates.  They cannot be good unless their opponents (including most readers of the site) are bad.  And that badness includes vaccine hesitancy and Covid vulnerability.

How much more powerful are the media than you?  America is 100% top-down.  Zero percent bottom-up. [...] Everyone is subjected to the power of the media, and this empowered institution has inevitably become an imperious elite that constantly punches down at the American people.  You are a deplorable ignoramus.  You are a slobbering troglodyte.  You are a vicious racist.  You are an unenlightened bigot.  Constant punching down.  Constant demonization of the American people.  Constant humiliation of you because they can be heard, and you can't. [...] You become what they say you are, and there is no way to fight them.

Connecticut senator regrets attending communist awards show, believed it was 'labor event'.  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) says he regrets his participating in an awards event hosted earlier this month by the Communist Party of America.  On Dec. 11, Blumenthal attended an awards ceremony hosted by Communist Party USA affiliate the Connecticut People's World Committee.  The lawmaker gave out three certificates from the Senate to winners of the "Amistad Award," honoring labor and social justice activism.  Blumenthal used the opportunity to promote the now-seemingly dead Build Back Better Act, as well as the Democratic party's efforts to pass elections legislation.  In an interview with the Hartford Courant, the senator said he believed he was attending "strictly a labor event."  "If I had known the details, I wouldn't have gone," he said.  Blumenthal was in attendance as event organizers actively encouraged viewers to join the Communist Party.

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Sen. Blumenthal insults us all by claiming he didn't know he was cavorting with communists.  He was making a speech but didn't know who he was talking to.  If that's true, he really is a useful idiot.  But of course it isn't true.  He presumes that you will believe his lame excuses because you're such a gullible dupe.

Continuous shaming of the unvaccinated.  As COVID continues to ravage through Vermont, so too does the increasingly invective rhetoric deployed against those who are unwilling or unable to take the vaccine.  A vaccine so remarkably ineffective at preventing contagion, that Vermont — the state with the highest vaccination rate in the nation — recently made national headlines for also having the highest case rate in the nation.  And higher case rates have led to more deaths — many more deaths.  There have been three times as many COVID deaths since the vaccines than before.  Now, we should not repeat Governor Scott's favorite illogic by inferring causation where only correlation has been observed, but that does look a bit funny, doesn't it?  What kind of vaccine leads not only to more infections, but also to more deaths?  Don't dig too deep, Vermonters — remember, this is "science" and you just don't understand it.

Democrats Make a Desperate, Insulting Shift in Last Ditch Effort to Sell Joe Biden's Agenda.  Nancy Pelosi forced the "Build Back Better" bill through the House last week, but it is essentially dead on arrival in the Senate.  That didn't stop Democrats from celebrating as if they'd just liberated Europe, but I digress.  The problem for the White House remains.  How do they get their massive spending bill through moderate holdouts like Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema?  And on the other side, you have Bernie Sanders, who is expressing disapproval of Pelosi's inclusion of a massive tax cut for the wealthy (that just so happens to benefit residents in California, New York, and New Jersey the most).  Well, Democrats think they have a plan, and it's coming via a desperate, insulting shift in messaging.  They really think most Americans are stupid.  Will they be proven right?

NBC: You're not qualified to participate in your children's education.  Welcome to Bizarro World, otherwise known as NBC "Think".  In an essay NBC published last night from Christina Wyman, parents want to have children "indoctrinated" while schools want to free their minds.  Wyman decries parental resistance to progressive pedagogy, arguing that parental involvement in education is as dangerous as it would be to have parents in the operating room.

Why Does The Left Think Americans Are Stupid?  When Joe Biden used the port of Baltimore as a photo op for a message about a crumbling supply chain, his words dripped with condescension.  "You hear a lot about the supply chains in the news," the president lectured, "but frankly, not a lot of people have a clear understanding, whether they have a Ph.D. or they didn't go to school, about how a supply chain works."  This comes on the heels of his number two in command — Kamala Harris — who informed us it is "almost impossible" for rural Americans to make a photocopy.  Oh, and we mustn't forget the frontal assault on black Americans who, according to the left, are incapable of obtaining photo identification — among myriad other life skills.  So why does the left think Americans are stupid and unable to function without the guiding hand of their betters?

Biden claims Americans aren't clever enough to understand the supply chain crisis.  President Joe Biden said on Wednesday [11/10/2021] that most Americans cannot understand the problems faced by the United States' supply chains, adding that 'not a lot of people' have a clear grasp of the networks and their implications.  Speaking at the port of Baltimore, where he touted his $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill — which was passed by Congress on Friday, and which he plans to sign into law on Monday — Biden said that investing in resiliency was essential.  'You hear a lot about the supply chains in the news, but frankly, not a lot of people have a clear understanding, whether they have a Ph.D. or they didn't go to school, about how a supply chain works,' the president said.

Joe Biden Mocks The American People — "They Don't Understand Supply Chains" — The People are Rubes to Be Ruled, Not Listened To.  I'm not sure what is more blood boiling:  that Joe Biden thinks it is okay to mock the American electorate, or that he actually believes the [stuff] that comes out of his twisted, stupid brain.  The question was a perfectly well presented inquiry about the Biden administration's incompetence to put policies in place to streamline the supply chain chaos that he has created.  His response is disconnected, absent of anything even remotely accurate, and entirely disconnected from factual substance.  This guy is a complete and utter failure of staggering and stunning incompetence.  [Video clip] [...] COVID didn't do squat to disrupt supply chains, impact prices or create massive shortages and inflation — people did.  Specifically, the people in the background of this administration who intentionally trashed the U.S. economy, because they are ideologically aligned with that destruction.  The current economic team is devoid of any real world experience that would shape their outlooks on how to solve problems.  Example:  Transportation Secretary, Pete Buttigieg.

Justice Department sues Texas over voting law.  The Justice Department has sued Texas over a Republican-backed voting bill signed into law earlier this year.  The law, signed in September by Gov. Greg Abbott, was one of the two bills 60 Democratic lawmakers, who are in the minority in the Texas Legislature, sought to stonewall by fleeing the state to prevent the quorum needed for passage. [...] The law effectively rolled back pandemic-era expansions on voting capabilities such as 24-hour and drive-thru voting, gave more authority to partisan poll watchers, and implemented new hurdles to mail voting.  The lawsuit focuses on two key parts of the new law:  The rejection of mail-in ballots for clerical errors or omission of certain paperwork and new limits on the assistance in voting booths.  The law requires that mail-in ballots either contain a voter's driver's license number or Social Security number.  If the SSN is chosen, a voter has to place it on the paper twice.  According to the DOJ, requiring someone to remember their ID number "will curtail fundamental voting rights without advancing any legitimate state interest."

How Much Would You Like to Be a Serf?  While the idea of "lords and ladies" may seem like ancient history, the fact is that the reactionary thinking of the court intelligentsia is still very much with us.  The leaders of today's Democrat party view themselves as more intelligent and entitled than the mass of deplorables whom they were born to govern.  Not just that:  The intelligentsia is determined to eliminate the middle class, whose values and political interests are so much opposed to their own insistence on centralized control.  To this end, today's progressives are doing all they can to block the path to the middle class — a path that expanded dramatically under President Trump.  It is not in the left's interest to have a broad, inquisitive, educated, assertive middle class demanding the right to govern themselves.

The Democrats are thugs.  Not one of them can utter a word without revealing his contempt for the American people.  "Deplorable" was Hillary's preferred term for those of us who don't submit to the left's socialist schemes.  Obama called us "bitter clingers."  A.G. Garland has treated parents who attend school board meetings as "domestic terrorists" and wants the FBI to pursue them.  And Biden?  One has only to watch him try to humiliate Clarence Thomas at his Thomas's confirmation to know he is the worst kind of thug.  We all saw much evidence of Joe's thuggery on the campaign trail; he can't take being challenged and quickly resorts to name-calling.  The list of slurs from the media swells who cannot abide a conservative voice or idea are too many to list here, but anyone who has watched CNN will get his fill.

Nine million to get booster jabs early:  Boris Johnson urges experts to cut six-month wait for third Covid vaccine to speed rollout.  Britain's sluggish booster vaccine rollout is being held up by the NHS sending texts to elderly Britons who 'do not know how to use their phones', medics warned today amid growing demands to speed up the drive and prevent ministers from reimposing restrictions once more.  Reena Barrai, a pharmacist in Surrey, said many patients have come in 'anxious' because they cannot work out how to access the online system to book their top-up dose.

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Left-wing politicians assume that you're too stupid to take advantage of all the wonderful "free" goodies they provide.  If you don't show up for a dose of their experimental "vaccine," they presume that it's because you don't know how to use your phone.  The possibility that the bureaucrats are being ignored is never considered.

The Cult of the Vaccine.  [Scroll down]  Since the start of the Trump years, we've been introduced to a new kind of news story, which assumes adults can't handle multiple ideas at once, and has reporters frantically wrapping facts deemed dangerous, unorthodox, or even just insufficiently obvious in layers of disclaimers.  The fear of uncontrolled audience brain-drift is now so great that even offhand references must come swaddled in these journalistic Surgeon General's warnings, which is why whenever we read anything now, we almost always end up fighting through nests of phrases like "the debunked conspiracy theory that COVID-19 was created in a lab" in order to get to whatever the author's main point might be.

Biden refuses to answer foreign policy question after debt ceiling speech because it'll 'confuse' Americans.  President Biden dismissed a reporter's question about a foreign policy issue concerning Ethiopia during a briefing on Tuesday [10/5/2021] to discuss raising the debt ceiling because he said it would "confuse" Americans.  The reporter noted that he wanted to ask the president about raising the ceiling, in which Republican leaders have said they refuse to join Democrats in doing, but also wanted to ask Biden something about the east African country that borders, among other nations, Djibouti, where the U.S. and China have military bases in close proximity.  "I'm gonna answer one, I'm not gonna answer Ethiopia, let's stick on the debt so we don't confuse the American people," Biden chided the reporter.

Jen Psaki Is the Stupidest Person in the World (Or Hopes You Are).  Psaki actually represents perfectly her brothers and sisters on the Left in their belief that businesses are all run by Scrooge McDuck and have secret safes hiding all the money they took away from poor people.  With just the right taxes, the money will come out and the poor people will be rich again.  But [columnist Stephen Green] knows — you know — that's not how any of this works or has ever worked or ever will work.  Running a business is a constant balancing act between ever-changing costs and incomes.  And that a business that can't make a profit doesn't stay in business for long.  Price of materials goes up?  Prices go up.  Cost of labor increases?  Prices increase.  Tax hikes?  Price hikes.  A business might eat a temporary cost increase for a short while in order to avoid alienating customers, but only for a short while.

They think they're better than you.  They think they're smarter than you.  They think they deserve more than you.  They think they're better than you.  Who are they, you ask?  Hollywood, Silicon Valley, athletes, politicians, entertainment, those who dine at the French Laundry or attend the Met Gala — they all think they're better than you.  They think the God you worship is nothing more than a figment of your imagination.  They think the family you raise is outdated.  They think the society you belong to is racist.  While the country was locked down, they were on vacation in Cabo or getting their hair cut. [...] There is a growing divide in this country.  On one side are the wealthy elites, politicians, athletes, and others who feel more entitled than the rest of society.  It's not just in wealth but in all facets.  And from their perspective, why should they have to live like us?  They have the Harvard degrees, they live in the nice neighborhoods, they have more money than you — why should they have to live the same way as us deplorables?  They talk down to the rest of us because they've made it clear that they are part of the aristocracy.  They are above the rules.

White House whoppers.  Joe Biden winning the presidency may turn out very badly for the Democratic Party because success obscures problems that need fixing.  If we're winning, it's working, the thinking goes, so there can't be much wrong with what we're doing.  This is delusional.  Making Donald Trump a one-term president seems to have ended any real effort by Democrats to stop treating ordinary people as ignorant plebs.  This is unwise if you want their votes and will probably come back and bite the party as election cycles roll on.  Hillary Clinton's 2016 comment that those who wouldn't vote for her were "deplorables" expressed the Dems' contempt for the interests, concerns, pursuits, and intelligence of people not part of the opinion-forming elite.  The same contempt is glaringly clear in the administration's daily denial of obvious truths, many of which are on video played on TV while Dems are spinning at full throttle.  They seem to think lumpen proles can be persuaded by flat denials to disbelieve what they see with their lying eyes.  Recent falsehoods are jaw-dropping.

CNN's Brian Stelter Tells Americans:  "Please STOP Doing Your Own Research, Dummies".  CNN's Brian Stelter has warned that Americans who insist on "doing their own research" are "highly problematic and hurting the government's pandemic response."  [Tweet] [...] Information Liberation reports:  The New York Times in February published a similar article stating that "critical thinking" "isn't helping in the fight against misinformation."  The article argued that instead of looking at all sides of an issue and thinking critically about it for one's self, everyone should just look up stuff on Wikipedia and take whatever the biased leftists who run the site say as gospel.  USA Today in April issued a warning against browsing for books, insisting it can lead people down an "extremist rabbit hole."  Last year, Forbes ran an article titled, "You Must Not 'Do Your Own Research' When It Comes to Science," which Stelter appears to have just cribbed.

Ivermectin, 'Noble Lies,' and Whom Do We Trust?  [Scroll down]  Regular Americans are all too aware that they are being lied to practically every minute of every day, with roughly half of voting Americans hoping it is in our best interest to accept the lying.  All of us are put into the uncomfortable situation of having to choose political sides while not really knowing the truth.  And the choice of whom to believe is not as black and white as one would assume, especially when reminded of the axiom that we don't really know what we don't know.  Do we Americans join the team of our sports and movie icons, the "cool" people living dream lives, who ridicule the use of the "horse medicine" ivermectin for COVID-19?  They tell us that the rubes voicing alternative treatments for COVID-19 also want a polluted, scorching-hot planet, endless wars against non-whites, and Jim Crow racism, throwing black Americans back into chains.  We are just as evil and stupid in their eyes if we question why we shouldn't be looking for all possible means to survive.

Scapegoating the Unvaxxed.  In his National Review articles, Kevin D. Williamson has a long history denigrating conservatives — especially Trump supporters — and he doesn't disappoint with "Get Stuck, Dummy." [...] The article is an exercise in futility, failing to make a fact-based argument to support his thesis that unvaccinated conservatives, who think they are patriots but are really hypocrites, put the general population at risk.  While he doesn't believe in vaccine mandates "enforced at the points of federal bayonets" he wholeheartedly embraces "making life inconvenient and restricted for [conservatives who haven't been vaxxed] who, out of misplaced political outrage and civic immaturity, refuse to do their part in what should be a reasonably straightforward national effort."

How 'Informed Consent' Became 'Coercion of the Uninformed'.  [Scroll down]  Let's consider that commercial (or any of the hundreds exactly like it) entreating you to get vaxxed as a means to "get back to life," showing happy images of travel passports, college, family meals, and visiting grandparents. [...] There are two things that the average American might notice here.  The first is that this commercial, just like every COVID vaccine pitch ever created, treats us, the skeptical-yet-potential consumer, like a child being persuaded by a desperate parent to believe that Santa really showed up on Christmas Eve.  "I saw him on the Santa Tracker app.  Honest!"

Taliban Under The Bed.  After the fall on Kabul, our elitists raced to Twitter and other forums to equate the Taliban to conservatives and Republicans in the U.S. What kind of country are we becoming, in which a significant part of it cannot, or will not, distinguish the difference between terrorism and political differences? [...] Much of the effort to link America's political right to the Taliban is nothing more than pathetic virtue signaling.  It's the screeching of attention-hungry media personalities and celebrities who desperately need to show the world they're on the right side of history, and are morally and intellectually superior than most of their fellow Americans.  Unfortunately, what they say influences others.

Biden lies through his teeth, fails to fess up to Afghanistan shambles for third time.  President Joe Biden still won't apologize for the complete chaos he's triggered in Afghanistan as tens of thousands of American and allied lives remain at risk.  Despite his claims to the contrary, his pullout has been an utter disaster, and America's standing has suffered.  His televised speech Friday [8/20/2021] was once again an exercise in delusion, misdirection — and flat-out lying.  In his remarks, for instance, the president declared:  "I have seen no question of our credibility from our allies around the world."  He then looked back at his court jesters, a masked Secretary of State Antony Blinken and clueless Vice President Kamala Harris, as if he really believed what he was saying.  "Matter of fact, the exact opposite I've got."  Does he think Americans are really that gullible?

New York Times reporter faces backlash over 'sophisticated, vaccinated crowd' comments about Obama party.  A New York Times reporter received backlash on social media after making a comment on another network that critics believe dismissed concerns about former President Obama's star-studded maskless birthday party over the weekend.  New York Times White House correspondent Annie Karni discussed the controversy surrounding Obama's much-criticized Martha's Vineyard celebration where he was seen not wearing a mask and used the term "sophisticated" crowd, saying that the guests were "following all the safety precautions."  The clip sparked outrage on social media including from journalist Glenn Greenwald who wondered aloud why more people weren't concerned about the spread of the delta variant of the coronavirus at Obama's party.

As COVID surges, why is YouTube suppressing SkyNews for its reports on HCQ and ivermectin?  In one of the most outrageous instances of internet censorship, YouTube has suppressed Australian news giant SkyNews for a week, based on its reports about hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin. [...] And it's wrong on at least two levels.  One, even if the network was wrong (a big 'if'), the censorship would be wrong, too.  In a free society, news agencies sink or swim based on the accuracy of their information.  To shut them down on a false claim of denying COVID, or for reporting on the benefits of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin, serves zero useful purpose.  In a country with a free press, if SkyNews is wrong about those treatments, their credibility will vanish and their audience will evaporate.  Viewers are not stupid.  But YouTube seems to think they are.

White House Pushes Video of Fauci and a Pop Starlet Reading Tweets and It's Bombing.  It's clear that people that are seeing this video are seeing through it, and while this isn't much of a commentary on [Olivia] Rodrigo, it definitely is about [Dr. Anthony] Fauci.  It's insulting to see this man attempt to push anything on the people while his name and character are taking a beating with every lie he tells and [Kentucky Senator Rand] Paul uncovers.  It's also something of a commentary about how the White House views us.  To think we'd be sold on the vaccine because Rodrigo and Fauci are reading benign, corny tweets about THEM tells us that the White House has the same mentality Hollywood has.  They believe that if a celebrity tells us to do it, we'll automatically be on board.  Again, this is happening in the face of Fauci's world falling apart around him.  All of it is, frankly, insulting.

The Left's Contempt for the Masses.  [Scroll down]  It's not just Biden's progressive appointments that are troubling — it's his cagey, secretive manner of instating Marxism.  Biden pretends to be "Joe Sixpack," but he has never worked for any length of time outside government, and he displays contempt for those who do, even to the point of challenging them to fight or do push-ups.  He is the least transparent of presidents, refusing to answer questions as if he is above having to do so.  No questions on the border crisis, no questions on pipelines, no questions on Afghanistan, no questions on anything except "playing ball" — and that answer showed what he thinks about the involvement of ordinary Americans in government.  Just shut up and watch the game.

Democrat Candidate Harley Rouda Calls Trump Voters 'Morons'.  Former Democrat Rep. Harley Rouda (CA), who is running to get his old seat he lost to Republican Rep. Michelle Steel (CA), called Republicans who voted for former President Donald Trump "morons."  Rouda's comments were made at a town hall hosted by the Laguna Beach Democratic Club, Fox News reported.

It's Official:  Patriotism Is Conservative — and Bad.  This has been building for some time now, but it's finally out in the open:  To be overtly patriotic and show public support for the American flag is now a sign of conservatism.  Not the longstanding traditional "good" conservatism of small government, fiscal discipline, and a strong military.  No, these days, to be a flag-respecting, America-first patriot is to reveal oneself to be a white-privileged, Trump-supporting, LGBT-phobic, terminally non-woke ignoramus of the lowest kind.  Rehabilitation from such a position is impossible in the eyes of the enlightened Progressive.  In the current social climate, to be patriotic is a permanent brand of both cultural illiteracy and personal ignorance.

Kamala Harris Just Demonstrated, Once Again, How Clueless She Is About Americans.  Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have very strange views of Americans. [...] Take Kamala Harris' remarks, in a BET interview with Soledad O'Brien, making the rounds today about "rural Americans" and voter ID.  Some Democrats have given up on the stupidity of trying to claim that voter ID is racist because they realize that they can't convince Americans.  Americans are smart and know that's just nonsense.  So, now they're trying to claim they were always for voter ID, just 'equitable' voter ID or some other nonsense term.  Kamala Harris refuses to say if she would agree to voter ID.  But, she seemed to be trying to come up with some other way to ding voter ID requirements — when she tripped all over her own perceptions of rural Americans.  Listen as she explains that it's "almost impossible" for rural Americans to photocopy their IDs.

'Kamala's Kinko's Problem'.  You could see it written all over Soledad O'Brien's face.  In her interview with the sitting Vice President she asks a simple question about the efficacy of IDs for voters.  The word salad that came back from Kamala Harris was so inane, lacking in general coherency and mortifyingly insulting, the BET cameras caught a glimpse of an expression on the interviewer's face that screamed, "why me?"  This revelation from Harris' sit down with BET capped off a bizarre weekend in which it was also revealed that she's "far too busy" to deal with all the areas of focus she's taken on.  She also famously uttered that perhaps she just needs to "tell Joe 'no'" more often.  I'm pretty sure all of that is the opposite of how it's supposed to happen.  Yet this is the new standard from the Jello Commander in chief and his number two "Cackles" the clown.  Brazen hubris, jaw dropping incompetence, and a complete inability to even explain their simplest ideas.

Kamala Harris on Voter ID Says Rural Rubes in America Ain't Got No Fancy Photocopy Stuff.  Hey y'all!  Butter my buns and call me a biscuit...  Ms. Harris is worried there ain't a Kinko's or OfficeMax in our rural places for us to get them high-tech photographic copies of our ID's for mail-in ballots 'n stuff.  Apparently, one of Ms. Harris staff people done visited yonder flyover country once, and now gives 'heels up' advice on what we the rubes ain't got access to for the new electionin' rules.  Golly, mamma always said once we got the electricity, we were gonna need to start learnin' ourselves of these techno thingamagigs.  It's lookin' like mamma was right again.  Well, bless her heart for caring 'n stuff.

Harris: Voter ID Could Mean People Have to Copy ID and Send It In and People Live in Areas Where There Isn't a Kinko's or OfficeMax.  During a portion of an interview with BET set to air on Friday that was broadcast on Thursday's "CBS This Morning," Vice President Kamala Harris responded to a question on whether she'd compromise by agreeing to voter ID provisions to pass voting legislation by stating that we shouldn't downplay the impact voter ID laws could have.  Because to some, voter ID means, "you're going to have to Xerox or photocopy your ID to send it in to prove that you are who you are."  And many people live where "there's no Kinko's, there's no OfficeMax near them."

Co-President Jill Biden Thinks You're Stupid.  That's the only conclusion that I can draw after her latest commentary.  To get specific, the ambitious First Lady recently spoke to the NEA (National Education Association), a vile union that has had a large hand in keeping many schools closed for the last year.  In fact, I just wrote on them yesterday, noting that their latest demands to re-open schools are essentially impossible to meet and completely void of any scientific reasoning.  Here's a taste of the absolutely inane thought emanating from the group.  [Tweets] [...] These union leaders and their members do not want to return to work, and they see the current circumstances as a chance to further milk taxpayers.  Despite all that, Jill Biden wants you to know that American families aren't mad about that at all.  Rather, they see the teachers who are members of the NEA as "champions."

When Too Much Power Makes the Elites Insane.  There are many stories of wealthy people setting up foundations that help millions of people.  But there is a dark side as well.  People with great wealth and power quickly become surrounded by underlings who fawn over their every word.  Every idea is brilliant; every thought is genius.  After a while, they start to think they are gods. [...] Barack Obama's "bitter clingers" remark, Hillary Clinton's "basket of deplorables," and Joe Biden's "the coal miners can learn how to code" solution and his "farming is just putting a seed in dirt" comment offer a clear look into the inner workings of these corrupt minds.  They are the smart ones.  Others are too stupid to understand their lofty ideas, so their ideas must be forced on the unwilling "for their own good." When their ideas and faulty logic are opposed, they use blackmail, bribery, and intimidation to get their way.  Our rights to vote and to free speech are unimportant because we are too stupid to know whom to vote for or what to say.

Top 10 Examples of Leftist and Democratic Racism.  [#7] Prohibiting the distribution of food and water at Georgia polls suppresses black votes — The goal of this provision within the Georgia voting law which went into effect in late-March is obviously to prevent outsiders at polling stations from essentially bribing soon-to-be voters with water and sandwiches.  Makes sense, right?  But the pushback from the left insisted the stipulation specifically targeted black voters, with one activist arguing, "You know something is wrong when you can't give grandma a bottle of water and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich."  Therefore, follow the apparent logic.  This law doesn't target white voters because a white grandma is capable of eating and drinking before she votes, or she can remember to bring a snack and a water bottle if she thinks she might be waiting on line for a while.  But a black grandma?  We can't expect her to take care of herself like that.  What's wrong with you?

Mitt Romney's malicious envy.  Mitt Romney prides himself on being a thorn in President Trump's side, but he is just a gnat buzzing about the leftmedia that now revere him.  He's become a joke but has yet to realize that.  Romney wins the prize among the pathetic group of RINOS who think they can vanquish Trump by treating him and his supporters like pond scum.  The problem with the left and the RINOS is that they assume, with no hint of irony, that they are smart and the rest of us are not.  Actually, it is they who are blinkered to the point of blindness.

MSM Saves Us From Not Knowing When We Shouldn't Drink Coffee.  When the MSM hits the hottest take of a hot story, it is nigh impossible to not stand back in awe of the pearls of great wisdom from on high with which it blesses us mere mortals.  Such a moment came about the other day, when television station CW 39 in Houston saw fit to pass along this hitherto unknown and unsuspected of existing drop of wisdom:  ["]When to stop drinking coffee, so it won't keep you up at night["]  Do tell, do tell.  (In case you're wondering, the answer is six hours before bedtime.)  Making this story all the more authoritative is how it is based in the work of a team of researchers in Scotland.

Democrats Trying to Rewrite History on 'Defund the Police'.  The Democrats must have internal polling on 'defund the police' that's truly awful, because some of them are already trying to rewrite the history of the issue.  With violent crime on the rise in many American cities and a midterm election around the corner, Democrats suddenly don't want to be associated with this at all.  They also think you're dumb enough to believe they never advocated this position.

Leo Terrell Debones Biden, Says: 'Somebody Needs to Tell Him He's a Racist'.  Leo Terrell doesn't think too highly of Joe Biden.  As covered by RedState's Bonchie, the President gave a speech in Tulsa, Oklahoma Tuesday that may not have hit it out of the park.  Firstly, Joe laid into Caucasian corruption:  According to the Commander-in-Chief, "White supremacists are a greater threat than ISIS and Al Qaeda."  But if you wonder just how supreme white racists are, here's a path to better understanding.  Consider the fact that black people can't get lawyers. [...] [Tweet]  It seems Joe really wants to help those black people.  He'd love for 'em to be able to vote — if only they could figure out how to get online.

Joe Biden Says Black Entrepreneurs Don't Succeed Like Whites Because They Don't Know How to Find Lawyers or Accountants.  Joe Biden on Tuesday delivered a speech on the 100-year anniversary of the Tulsa Race Massacre.  Biden was being his old perverted, racist self on Tuesday [6/1/2021].  He just can't help himself.  Joe Biden made a racist remark during his speech after telling little girls in pigtails they would get ice cream if they sat through his speech.  "The data shows young black entrepreneurs are just as capable of succeeding given the chance as white entrepreneurs are, but they don't have lawyers, they don't have accountants, but they have great ideas," Biden said.

What Trump Meant to Millions.  To appreciate what Trump meant, one need only look at what Biden has done in four months.  Liberal elitism is expressed in many ways, but the overriding theme is that the common people are too ignorant to know the truth, much less to be allowed to govern.  For progressive politicians, the "truth" may shift on particular issues — "masks, no masks," "schools closed, schools open," "border open, border closed" — but it always comes back to the idea of big government and centralized power.  At the heart of every move is the power and corruption of a self-anointed elite.

When Will Biden Apologize For His 'Neanderthal' Smear?  More than two months ago, President Joe Biden, using a slur a Republican could never get away with, criticized the decisions by red state governors to lift mask-wearing mandates and reopen.  He not only insulted the people of those states, he was wrong.  So where's his apology?  On March 2, Texas Gov. Greg Abbot [sic] and Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves, both Republicans, not only lifted their states' mask rules, they also killed business capacity limits.  The next day, Biden, who seems to be as devoted to his mask as an infant is to a pacifier, felt it appropriate to compare Texans and Mississippians to cavemen.  "The last thing — the last thing — we need is the Neanderthal thinking that in the meantime, everything's fine, take off your mask," said Biden, whose cerebral activity has failed to live up to his lifetime of flap-jawed bragging about his intelligence.

FDA moves to ban menthol cigarettes, flavored cigars.  The Biden administration moved Thursday to ban menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars, fulfilling a key goal of anti-smoking groups who say the products harm minorities while sparking a debate about government overreach and the potential creation of an underground market.  Health Secretary Xavier Becerra said the Food and Drug Administration's decision to kickstart the removal will help "our most marginalized communities" and accelerate the decrease in overall tobacco use.  "Tobacco-related death and disease must become a part of America's past.  These public health measures will save lives," he said.  "Banning menthol in cigarettes and flavors in cigars will decrease the appeal of these tobacco products and strengthen health equity.  Together, these actions represent powerful, science-based approaches that over time will help end the cycle of children becoming the next generation of smokers and eliminate long-perpetuated health disparities."

'Worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War!' Can Biden really be this dumb?  Whoa!  Joe Biden thinks that that relatively mild, wholly unarmed breach of the Capitol was the "worst attack on our democracy since the Civil War!" How historically ignorant are his speechwriters?  They seem to have forgotten about the assassination of Lincoln, WWI, Pearl Harbor and WWII, the Kennedy assassination, 9/11!  Did they really think that line would resonate with anyone with a modicum of historical knowledge?  While the entire speech was banal, this was the most egregious spoken line.  That an American president would utter such an unspeakable lie is the measure of this man.  He is a fool.  Surely, he knows better but he and his handlers believe that most Americans are so dumb, so uninformed, they will accept such a lie as true.  That one line tells us everything we need to know about who Biden and the cabal running him are; they absolutely believe the American people are not only simpleminded but virtual toddlers who will believe anything they say.

Blacks are smarter than Democrats believe.  A classic example of Democrats deigning to aid those they consider uneducated and needy is their opposition to Georgia's recently enacted election law.  The law, passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature and signed by GOP governor Brian Kemp, attempts to ensure election integrity by enforcing certain rules that would essentially make certain that those who vote are doing so without the use of deceitful tactics.  One would think all Americans would want to keep fraudulent voters from hijacking the election process.  Think again!  Democrats have cried foul, saying the changes will make it more difficult for some minorities and poorer voters to cast a ballot.  What is the basis for their opposition?  Well, the loudest objection to the bill seems to be the part that requires that those who vote by mail have a valid ID.  Georgia always required proper ID for in-person voting, but not for voting absentee by mail.  However, because of so many irregularities with absentee ballots in the 2020 election, this law was needed to keep plebiscites honest.  Therefore, going forward, Georgians must submit a driver's license number or state ID number when requesting or returning ballots by mail.  Those voters who don't have said ID can send in a photocopy of a different form of ID.  Then the Georgia Department of Driver Services can issue free state ID cards.  In addition, when a voter returns an absentee ballot, he may also use the last four digits of his Social Security number instead of an ID number.

Vaccine-Hesitant Americans Aren't Ignorant Rubes, They're Understandably Cautious.  Recent polls show about a quarter of American adults either don't plan to get a COVID-19 vaccine or want to wait on it.  The numbers have held steady for months: 27 percent in a recent Quinnipiac poll, 25 percent in an NPR/Marist poll from late March, and 30 percent in a Pew survey from mid-February.  After federal health officials called for a pause in the distribution of Johnson and Johnson's one-shot vaccine last week over fears of severe blood-clotting, the number of vaccine-hesitant Americans could be slightly higher now.  That means tens of millions of American adults won't be getting a vaccine, at least not right away.  Why?  For corporate media, the answer is simple:  those people are idiots who have either bought into crazy conspiracy theories about the pandemic or are simply too selfish and lazy to do the right thing.  Dr. Anthony Fauci, for one, is very frustrated with them.

Pelosi: Growth of U.S. 'might necessitate' expanding the size of the Supreme Court.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that the growth of the U.S. population and the size of the economy "might necessitate" expanding the size of the Supreme Court.  New York Democratic Rep. Jerry Nadler and Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Ed Markey formally introduced the Judiciary Act of 2021 on Thursday [4/15/2021] that would add four justices to the Supreme Court, which would create a liberal majority 7-6.  The court now has what is considered a 6-3 conservative majority.

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The U.S. grew quite a bit in the 20th century, and nobody ever said that was a problem.  The House of Representatives has a size proportional to the population, but the Executive and Judicial Branches do not.  Speaker Pelosi is hoping you don't know that.

Americans Aren't Stupid:  Most Americans Still Believe Democrats and Biden Cheated to Win 2020 Election.  Democrat election 'games': Late-night Atlanta, Detroit TCF Democrat ballot drop and blocking GOP Observers in every swing state.  Americans aren't stupid.  A majority of Americans believe cheating likely affected the outcome of the 2020 election.

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Biden admin: 'We're engaged with NASCAR and Country Music TV' to reach unvaccinated White people.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the Biden administration is currently "engaged with NASCAR and Country Music TV," among multiple other venues, in an effort to reach White conservatives who may be hesitant to get vaccinated against COVID-19.  During a press briefing Monday, Ms. Psaki was asked to address a New York Times report that said rural states such as Mississippi, Ohio and Oklahoma are seeing a lackluster demand for the vaccine.  Ms. Psaki said the White House was addressing the problem primarily at the local level but that other measures had been taken to "get directly connected to White conservative communities" and meet them "where they are."

The Cult of Safety.  The process started with some actually pretty necessary commonsense notions — drunk driving is not actually cool, dumping toxic waste in salmon brooks might not be a good thing, smoking really can kill you so quit, don't eat lead paint, etc.  But these were the easy bits and the organizations and forces behind their implementation soon came to realize that if people started to be more sensible in general, society's need for their input, expertise, and services — their guiding hand — would by definition decrease.  Take, for example, the March of Dimes.  Originally started as an effort to both find a vaccine against polio and to help those already stricken, the organization in the early 1960s was facing a dilemma.  With the vaccines pretty much eradicating the disease, the group was faced with a choice:  declare victory and essentially close up shop or continue forward and not waste the fundraising and organizational skills and capital they had built up over the previous 20-odd years.  They chose the latter and continue to this day as a very well-respected and important group, leading various initiatives to fight numerous childhood maladies, just not polio.

Democrats hurl rotten tomatos at Latinos who voted for Trump, insulting them as 'low information voters'.  How's this for some disgusting, insulting, patronization of Latino voters from the left-wing Democrat political consultant establishment? [...] These Equis creatures who came up with this epithet were former Obama operatives, of course.  Their "analysis," if you can call it that, would have you think that any Latino voter who voted for President Trump had to be either an "incorrigible" Cuban-American voter from Miami, whom they've known about for years, or a "low-information voter" who couldn't tell you who the president was if they were voting for him themselves.  Facts on the ground tell the exact opposite story.  Obama was for open borders?  Check.  Latinos in those border counties of Texas — and they are very Latino indeed — saw how that policy worked out as the illegal migrants surged in.  They voted for Trump a little in 2016, and voted for Trump a lot in 2020, shocking Democrats who were utterly stupefied to see that Trump carried those counties.

White Progressives Are Here to Help What They Believe Are Poor, Dumb Negro Voters.  What would black people do without their white saviors on the hard left?  How would your average black person survive if it weren't for progressives constantly hovering above them with their angel wings, ready to swoop in whenever an African American needed to figure out how to use computers, obtain identification, or even understand what is written on their driver's licenses?  These are likely some of the questions that people like Democrat attorney Marc Elias ask themselves as they read the New Yorker while munching on their avocado toast.  In fact, Elias made an utter fool of himself on social media when he decided to go full white savior on the voter ID issue.  RedState's Sister Toldjah wrote a piece explaining how Elias tried to use a photo of a black woman to imply that black folks can't figure out how to find their driver's license number when looking at their identification.  Naturally, after the predictable blowback, the attorney tried to make it seem as if his tweet was not about race.

GOP congressman:  It's racist to suggest voter ID requirements hinder African-Americans.  Rep. Mo Brooks, the Alabama Republican now running for U.S. Senate, says the "socialist Democrats" who argue that requiring a photo ID to cast ballots would hinder African-Americans voters are actually racist.  Brooks, an ardent supporter of former President Donald Trump, said that everyone, regardless of race, has an equal ability to obtain photo identification in America.  "They, the socialist Democrats, are arguing that Asian Americans, Hispanic Americans, Caucasian Americans, somehow have the ability to vote, have the ability to get photo ID, but the socialist Democrats are in effect arguing that somehow or another African Americans are inferior and unable to do what other races are doing, therefore, African Americans need to be protected in some fashion and should not be subject to voter identification," Brooks told the John Solomon Reports podcast on Monday [3/29/2021].

Defamation? Babylon Bee Is Considering Legal Options to Counter NYT Cheap Shot.  Seth Dillon, CEO of The Babylon Bee, told PJ Media that the Christian satire site is considering legal options after The New York Times published an article accusing the Bee of having "trafficked in misinformation under the guise of satire."  In an email to subscribers, Dillon had said the Times' claim "is false and defamatory."  "The New York Times is using deceptive disinformation to smear us as being a source of deceptive disinformation," Dillon wrote to subscribers.  "This is not the first time this has happened. ... The ongoing mischaracterization of our site in the liberal media is a blatant attempt to discredit and deplatform us.  If they can convince the social networks we're abusing the 'satire' label, then they can shut us down."

The Real Reasons Why Millions Of Americans Will Defy Covid Mandates And Vaccines.  I suspect a large portion of the public is at least partially aware when they are being pushed or lured into a specific way of thinking. [...] The media does not objectively report facts and evidence, it spins information to plant an engineered narrative in the minds of its viewers.  But the public is not as stupid as they seem to think.

Up the Down Staircase — Biden Style.  While ascending the staircase to Air Force One [3/19/2021], Biden fell not once, not twice, but three times, going up the stairs.  The White House blamed the three stumbles on the wind, as if brave Joe were scaling a mountain in the face of hurricane force winds.  Actually, it was only a light breeze, about 14 miles per hour.  Is Joe that frail that a light breeze can knock him to the ground?

Lockdowns: Class warfare of the rich and the professional class against the working class.  A year after "15 days to flatten the curve" began our lockdowns, we have enough data to answer the classic question about lockdowns (which still exist a year later in many places, including much of California):  cui bono?  (who benefits?) [...] Why is it that Republican governors like DeSantis do a better job of protecting the welfare [of] the working class than Democrats like Andrew Cuomo?  Maybe because Progressives are elitists who believe they are better, smarter, more virtuous, and should tell everyone else how to live.

The nanny state is not your friend.  If you think our current nanny state is there to look out for you and make sure you are safe, you've got a problem.  The actual message of our helicoptering elite is that we are not to be trusted; we are unreliable, discountable, and our "nannies" know better.  We're simply naive children who must be led, watched over, and protected — from ourselves.  We must cede self-determination, and everything's gonna be okay.  We may not have anything anymore if we give up things like our self-respect, a way to earn a living, and our sovereign country, but it'll be worth it because they'll take care of us all.  There are many ways this warped relationship manifests.  All cancel culture would come under the umbrella that the nanny (in this case a combo of state, media, and tech oligarchy) knows best.  Our delicate eyes and ears can't be trusted to assess what we see and hear and come to the "correct" conclusions; they must do it for us, leading lead us by the nose ring, as it were.

Jen Psaki Thinks You're a Moron, and She's Making It Clear We Don't Really Have a President.  The situation at the border is getting worse, specifically regarding the number of migrant children in custody, and the responsibility for that lies solely with Joe Biden and his pursuit of absolutely terrible policies that are encouraging a surge of illegal immigration.  Despite that, Jen Psaki decided to make some ridiculous claims in today's [3/9/2021] presser, clearly believing that those listening are morons.  In the process, she also made it clear that we don't really have a president.

The Smug Arrogance Of The 'Science' Crowd.  Last summer, fed up with Democrats' claim that theirs is the "Party of Science," we pointed out that it is in reality the Party of Science Fiction.  We hope others have had their fill, too, and public opinion will force the Democrats to grow up.  "Science" is never invoked by the political left to illuminate, educate, or guide.  It's used to terminate discussion, to shut down debate.  It's employed in exactly the same way "racist" has been used for decades.  Not as a legitimate charge but a bomb thrown into a conversation in an effort to "other" the person or persons the smear is directed toward.  It's a means closing off further dialogue, a bully's tactic. [...] It's a convenient — and shallow — way of showing the rest of us that they're intellectually and morally superior.

Biden's CDC chief delivers grim public service message with bizarre continuous smile.  At a time when Americans are starting to suspect a COVID-industrial complex with an entrenched interest in permanent lockdowns, out comes Joe Biden with a very bizarre video tweet from his newly appointed CDC director:  [Video clip]  The unmasked woman with the strange, smirking, mirthless grin, making that grim message about COVID having no end in sight and calling for everyone to wear a mask is Biden's appointment to the Centers for Disease Control, Dr. Rochelle Walensky.  Who [...] delivers news like that with that bizarre kind of extended smile?  And worse still, the head bobbing, and that flippant giggly ending?  That's the image she wants to project as the calm, knowledgable, trustworthy top doctor?  Even Dr. Anthony Fauci was pretty good at putting that act on.  Her strange smile suggests that apparently she thinks her audience is stupid.

Fake News Wannabes.  Snobbery is a contagious disease.  It infects people with a deficiency of character, mask or no mask.  It spreads without the slightest physical contact.  I know a woman who believes, for example, that reading The New Yorker has somehow made her a somebody.  It's a fantasy of course.  The gentry of New York society would consider her no more than an amusingly educated orangutan.  Reading liberal rags and parroting all the approved nonsense counts for nothing if you live in Ohio.  Status games are not about fealty — they're about the simple joy of keeping people out.  If you can't check the residency box, you are cast into the eternal darkness without the possibility of redemption.  Pretension only works on other pretenders of your class.

Democrats Work on Plan For Big Tech to Shut Down Dissent.  An interesting article within Reuters points out how the Democrats in congress are working with the White House to craft legislation to make "social media companies accountable for the spread of disinformation." [...] Remember, with Democrats there's always an aspect to their schemes that is never covered by media.  To quote Jonathan Gruber: "we rely upon the supidity of the American voter."

School Board Meeting Doesn't Realize The Public Can See And Hear Them As They Talk Smack About Parents.  The President of the Oakley Union Elementary School District Board of Trustees has resigned after being caught on video making disparaging comments about parents during a live public meeting Wednesday night.  Lisa Brizendine, the now former board president, was swiftly removed from the district's website after news of her resignation was released to the public Thursday evening [2/18/2021].  [Video clip]

Entire California school board RESIGNS after they were caught on video mocking parents.  Every member of a school board in Northern California resigned on Friday [2/19/2021] after a video revealed they mocked parents during a virtual public meeting about reopening schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.  Lisa Brizendine, president of the Oakley Union Elementary School District, resigned with members Kim Beede, Erica Ippolito and Richie Masadas, Fox News reported.  Schools Superintendent Greg Hetrick described the comments as 'truly inappropriate' and issued an apology on Thursday.

Biden: 'Not everybody' in Hispanic and Black communities 'know how to get online'.  President Biden said during a CNN town hall Tuesday night that Black and Hispanic Americans are getting vaccinated for the coronavirus at a slower rate than other demographics due, in part, to the fact that "not everybody" in those communities "know how to get online."  "A lot of people don't know how to register," the president told CNN host Anderson Cooper.  "Not everybody in the community, in the Hispanic and the African American community, particularly in rural areas that are distant and/or inner-city districts, know how to use — know how to get online to determine how to get in line for that COVID vaccination at the Walgreen's or at the particular store.  "So, I've committed to spend a billion dollars on public education to help people figure out how they can get in there," he added.

Liberal Columnist Accidentally Admits Diversity Isn't a StrengthLos Angeles Times columnist Virginia Heffernan went viral last weekend because of an op-ed.  She wrote about her discomfort with her very friendly "Trumpite" neighbors.  They shoveled snow from her driveway without her even asking, making her "realize I owe them thanks."  But Heffernan wondered "how much thanks?"  To her way of thinking, she can't allow neighborliness to wipe away the alleged horrors of the Trump era.  "My neighbors supported a man who showed near-murderous contempt for the majority of Americans," Heffernan wrote.  "They kept him in business with their support." [...] The column was rightfully mocked by conservatives as petty, arrogant, and out-of-touch.  It illustrates how many liberals think they're superior to the "deplorables" simply because they have the "correct" beliefs.  Deplorables can demonstrate all manner of noble conduct, yet are still morally inferior to the ungrateful liberals they assist.

Biden's Rapidly Deflating Honeymoon Balloon.  After just two weeks, a few political realities are starting to encroach upon the Biden fairyland, whose nativity was heralded in Fox News' Trump-hater Chris Wallace's assertion that Biden's inaugural address was the best in over 60 years.  After all the tear-jerking promises to emancipate Central American waifs from the "Auschwitz-like" cages, as they were called in Pelosi-speak (despite the fact that President Obama set them up), and the compassion-signaling to the open borders advocates, Biden punted.  He reopened a "cage" claiming to emancipate the country from the "moral shame" of his predecessor.  He is waiting for the reunification of children "ripped out of the arms" of migrant families, although he knows many of the children were brought in as public relations props by people to whom they are not related; in any case, they were abandoned.

Elites brazenly gloat they rigged election ... and that's good news for us.  If one of us had declared that a "cabal" of elites, composed of big corporates, big labor, big tech, big green, and Black Lives Matter had all conspired together to rig the 2020 election, we'd have been called nuts.  We'd be tin-foil hatters, far-right loonies, and denizens of the dreaded QAnon.  But surprise, surprise, the cabal has come out of the closet in a shocking piece that ran in Time magazine titled:  "The Secret Bipartisan History of the Shadow Campaign that Saved the 2020 Election," by Democrat-with-byline Molly Ball: [...] Ball's idea, of course, is to claim that big corporate, big tech and the rest of the co-conspirators who brought us doddering puppet Joe Biden were actually heroes.  They're like suddenly beloved hedge funds of GameStop fame.  They saved "democracy" from the demos, but claim they "saved" us from President Trump.  Because, after all, us peons can't help ourselves, we just keep voting for Trump.  Being big-hearted and all, they saved us from ourselves.  Which kind of sums up what Ball's story is about.

John Kerry, Global Warming Ghoul.  Presidential climate envoy John Kerry stirred up a black cloud last week when he said the workers who lost their jobs over the administration's decision to shut down Keystone XL pipeline construction could just make solar panels instead.  At least he didn't tell them they should learn to code.  But it was a cruel comment nonetheless, and representative of the political left's careless destruction of livelihoods in service of their climate god.  At a news conference last week, Kerry said "what President Biden wants to do is make sure that those folks" who lost jobs "have better choices, that they have alternatives, that they can be the people who go to work to make the solar panels."  Unsaid yet clearly understood is the Democrats' contempt for calloused-hand working class Americans — these "deplorables" just can't make good decisions and need the guiding hand of government to help them avoid the briar patches and potholes of life.

One week in, Biden administration shows its exquisite cruelty.  [Scroll down]  So drunk with their newfound power, the left's pundits have let loose with the vitriol they really feel for us peons.  Katie Couric thinks we all need to be reprogrammed, and she is not alone.  That PBS lawyer thinks our children should be confiscated and re-educated.  New press secretary Jen Psaki wants to disallow all conservatives from W.H. press conferences!  How's that for the end of our democratic republic?  And DHS is about to surveil all conservatives as potential domestic terrorists.  They've done this without a shred of evidence or threat.  It is clear that they hope to incite a few militia types to make their case for eavesdropping on us all.

The Attempt to Install a One-Party Oligarchy is Predestined to Fail.  Scattered throughout the length and breadth of the United States are those who have experienced first-hand the tyranny of despotic rulers and repressive one-party oligarchies.  Today, many of us that came here as refugees are watching with bemusement and a mild sense of trepidation as the oblivious, self-absorbed, puerile wannabe autocrats in the Ruling Class are hell-bent on imposing their dysfunctional version of one-party dictatorial rule on a nation they apparently neither know nor understand.  The vast bulk of this cadre of self-styled intellectuals and societal elites are little different from those in various European nations.  They are not only beset with a severe case of narcissism but are among the most gullible and easily manipulated due to their overweening need to feel superior to those they perceive to be lesser fellow citizens.  This sense of superiority eventually manifests itself in an immutable belief that they are preordained to rule the unwashed masses.

Progressives aim to sink America.  Progressives held themselves out as avid "modernizers", claiming they would solve society's injustices and flaws.  They declared they could improve the conditions of human life and maintained they had an "obligation to intervene".  In other words, in blatant condescension, they foisted the notion that "the people" needed a nanny and wealth redistribution, and that progressive leaders could run the lives of citizens better than the people themselves.  But this approach required dividing the citizens into classes and castes, where a "ruling" class makes the decisions over all other classes, eliminating many individual decisions.  And, in the process, taking away the liberty and freedom of individuals to determine their own course in life.  Any rights we have come from the government, they said.

Biden's vaccine pitch relies on you being bad at math.  President Biden has a coronavirus plan.  The plan is to mostly continue the coronavirus plan of the Trump administration but use credulous reporters who can't do division to convince the world that he has hatched a brilliant new coronavirus plan. [...] Biden is promising 100 million vaccines in 100 days.  That's 1 million [vaccinations] per day.  In the final seven days of the Trump administration, about 6.4 million vaccine doses have been given.  That's more than 910,000 per day, or 91% of Biden's "ambitious goal."  What's more, that number is only so low because the weekend was 50% longer than usual.  The weekday average is nearly 1.2 million.  On Trump's last day, 1.6 million vaccines were administered.  Compared to that, Biden's talking about slowing down vaccinations by 35%.  White House press secretary Jen Psaki, after receiving all sorts of reporter praise for being a straight shooter, tried to make it look like Biden's 1 million per day was a massive increase.

Causes of the Great Rejection by Commoners.  [Scroll down]  Isn't it obvious?  Our ruling class lords live by jabbing ordinary Commoners in the ribs.  Because racism.  Because sexism.  Because homophobia.  Our lords give meaning to their lives by vaunting over the Commoners, because bigots.  The idea that ordinary Commoners have the right to live their lives according to their lights, their religion and their guns, just doesn't register with our lords.  The very idea!  The wants, the needs, the dreams of ordinary Americans just do not register with our rulers. [...] Obviously, Commoners can't be allies:  too deplorable.  They can't be oppressed peoples:  too white.  So they must be white oppressors:  QED.

Donald Trump Has Been The Most Illuminating President In Decades.  [Scroll down]  Perhaps Trump intuitively understood the stakes that Andrew Breitbart so keenly laid out years before — that politics is downstream from culture.  Or perhaps he bristled at the various ways corporate media characterized him and his voters as dumb, ignorant, racist rubes.

Rubio is right:  Fauci has repeatedly lied because he thinks you're stupid.  Nearly a year into our 15 days to slow the spread, our political class still refuses to call out our supposed medical experts for repeatedly discrediting themselves with noble lie after noble lie.  Finally, Sen. Marco Rubio has rightly called out Anthony Fauci for lying to the public because our ruling class believes us plebians to be too stupid to understand the actual science about the coronavirus.  [Tweet]  In the year since the Chinese Communist Party unleashed the novel coronavirus across the globe, we've learned an abundance about the virus that could have informed far less onerous mitigation measures.  If we had known as we do now that young children are not significant vectors spreading the virus, we would have never shut down the kindergartens and elementary schools.  If we had known that the outdoors, especially in direct sunlight, are orders of magnitude safer than indoors, we would have never closed off beaches and hiking trails, and city centers would have almost certainly closed off streets to allow restaurants greater capacity for outdoor dining.

The New Phony War.  [Scroll down]  Antiliberty forces — Democrats, leftists, Big Tech barons, monied interests of all stripes, Deep State players, and other establishment elements (and lurking in Great Oz-like fashion, Xi Jinping) — underestimate patriots.  They regard working- and middle-class Americans as inferiors — rubes to be had.  Anti-liberty forces occupy many — if not most — of the power centers in the nation.  And, as stated, they're pursuing a highly complex silent coup.  The war being waged is far too sophisticated and devious for patriots to ever figure out, much less counter effectively, they reason.  The enemy's conceit is its Achilles heel.

Who's Attacking Democrat Process?  Sean Hannity has said that journalism is dead in America, and so I would think he would say that it is written by dead journalists.  I would agree with that except that dead journalists cannot write.  So what has the newspaper's staff evolved into?  Propagandists?  Possibly.  Advertising hacks?  That takes talent.  I think this weekend I hit upon precisely what the Washington Post has evolved into.  It is the newspaper of the American Federation of Teachers.  It is a newspaper edited and written by schoolmarms.  It is intent on teaching its childlike readership something elevated every time its writers are let loose on a topic.  Is Tom Sietsema writing on restaurants today?  He will turn his piece into a lecture on obesity.  Is Kevin B. Blackistone writing on sports?  He will turn it into a lecture on how to be a good loser.  And if the subject is politics, there is a swarm of writers at the Post who will, of a sudden, be haranguing for Good Government, and they do not mind lying a bit.

NIH Director Collins Works With Church Leaders to Promote COVID Vaccine.  NIH Director Francis Collins is doing full-court press these days in preparation of the vaccine distribution in the United States.  The Washington Post, NPR, and other legacy media outlets are slathering over this political appointee as the perfect oracle to convince people of faith that the vaccine is safe and should be taken. [...] Typical WaPo:  You anti-science rubes need help understanding this!  Thoroughly discounting (or mocking) the number of doctors, nurses, and other medical personnel who are people of faith, but still have legitimate concerns about not only how this pandemic has been handled medically and socially, but about this coming vaccine.

Why They Hate Trump.  [Scroll down]  What is really important to the elite is the illusion that only they know what's "smart" and what's right.  "Smart" was the byword of the Obama/Biden administration, and it implied that anyone who questioned their policies — policies designed to enrich the elite — was truly dumb.  It was their way of ending the discussion, like saying "the science is settled."  Now, from being "smarter" than we are, the next step is to prosecute those who oppose them, and they're halfway there with the accusation that those who question anthropogenic climate change are "deniers."  The elite are evolving from political snobs to something more sinister.  It's not enough to condescend to conservatives.  Now the elite want to imprison them.

Arrogant Dem quote of the week:  Rural Americans 'have no contact with the expert class'.  New York Times op-ed columnist David Brooks ignited a wave of backlash after insulting rural Americans who have no contact with the "expert class."  The political commentator's pompous contention, during an appearance on MSNBC, that the right feeds on conspiracy theories and have been "left behind" while those in blue cities are "thriving," sparked much head-scratching and criticism on social media.

Democrats and their media enablers, the fancy-pants, hoity-toity party of grifters.  How to identify and characterize a Democrat?  They consider themselves to be so very much smarter than any Trump supporter.  To them, Trump supporters are morons, cultists, idiot rednecks.  They, on the other hand, are veritable oracles of wisdom.  They know so much more than we do.  Their candidates are so much more qualified to hold elective office.  Consider the lofty braininess of AOC, Ilhan Omar or Rashida Tlaib.  No Republican can possibly compare to those wise scholars of exactly... wait for it, exactly nothing, save their vicious anti-Semitism.  The squad is hardly alone in their infinite confidence in their own superiority.  How about Jerrold Nadler and Adam Schiff?  The mainstream media is chock full of such self-appointed luminaries:  Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Chuck Todd, Brian Stelter, Jim Acosta, Chris Wallace, Don Lemon, Rachel Maddow, et. al. to name a few.  Thomas Friedman of the NYT vividly comes to mind.  He long ago called Trump supporters cultists.

Facebook is censoring information about the election.  Whether on Facebook, on Twitter, or in the Senate, these people think you're stupid, and they're no longer trying to hide it.  If we bow down to them, they will be proven correct.

"How Do You Deprogram 75 Million People?" — California Democrat Calls For "Post WWII" Reeducation For Trump Supporters.  California Democrat David Atkins this week called for Trump supporters to be "deprogrammed" in "post WWII" type reeducation camps. [...] Atkins called the 75+ million people who voted for President Trump a "belligerent death cult against reality."  After taking heat for his tweets, David Atkins gaslighted by claiming he doesn't really mean "re-education camps" (he does).

We Are All Southerners Now.  When I was growing up in Ohio, the South began at the banks of the Ohio river.  Below that muddy line, everyone knew, there lived a different breed of backward and uneducated people with lazy minds and even lazier language skills.  You could have contempt for them, a privilege I indulged from time to time.  I personally learned this contempt from two main sources.  The first was from the television.  Any discerning youngster could see that denigrating Southerners was the daily fare of the national news.  Nothing very good was ever said about that corner of America.  TV reporters were more polite then than they are now, but even back in the day, there was something both explicitly and implicitly New York-ish about the evening news.  New York was where the networks lived.  The South was a place reporters visited after they had prepared themselves by reporting from a war zone or a third-world country for a while.

Biden Family Corruption Does Matter.  The New Yorker's famed film critic was an early observer of America's growing culture gap.  "I only know one person who voted for Nixon," she said.  "Where they are I don't know.  They're outside my ken.  But sometimes when I'm in a theater I can feel them."  Today, elites smell them.  That is what disgraced FBI man Peter Strzok actually said after a trip to Walmart, and he and his ilk recoil, naturally, from the plebian aroma.  But theirs is the nose of a sommelier, not a hunting dog.  It failed to sniff out the social movement that elected Donald Trump in 2016, and today it is missing the rage sweeping about half the country.  The fury comes from folks who don't subscribe to the New York Times, let alone the New Yorker, and who don't habituate yoga studios while carrying NPR tote bags, either.

Countering 'You Ain't Black' with the Facts.  When comedienne Chelsea Handler noticed a pro-Trump tweet posted by her ex-flame 50 Cent, she became apoplectic and launched a bizarre social media crusade to change his mind.  Dripping condescension, she asked if he knew what his race was and insulted his intelligence, saying if he's black he can't vote Trump. [...] Her inability to accept that a black might support Trump is of a piece with presidential candidate Joe Biden's comment to radio host Charlamagne tha God:  "If you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black."  Like many liberals in the public sphere, Handler insists that American blacks should assert race über alles, and their candidate choice should be monolithic and unidimensional — Democratic, that is — based solely on loyalty to the color of their skin.  The false equation "black = Democratic" has long been taken for granted by the Democrats, who conflate blacks' allegiance to their party with being true to their race.

Don Lemon Compares Trump Supporters To 'Addicts'; 'They're Too Far-Gone.  They Have To Hit Rock Bottom'.  On Thursday evening, CNN's Don Lemon compared Trump voters to "addicts" who have to "hit rock bottom" when it comes to their support of the President.  While speaking to Chris Cuomo, Lemon said he had to cut many Trump supporters out of his life.

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Many Trump supporters have cut Mr. Lemon (and CNN) out of their lives, too.

Handmaid's Fail:  Liberal Cosplay Couldn't Stop Amy Coney Barrett from Joining Supreme Court.  Amy Coney Barrett officially joined the Supreme Court on Monday, one year to the day after President Donald J. Trump successfully assassinated ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and 38 days since the passing of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.  Barrett was sworn in at the White House after the Senate voted 52-48 to confirm her nomination, an outcome favored by a majority of Americans.  Barrett's "her-storic" ascension to the High Court is a victory for Trump, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the Republican Party, and all Americans who support greater female representation in government.  Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.) said today "will go down as one of the darkest days in the 231-year history of the United States Senate," while Sen. Ed Marley (D., Mass.) denounced Barrett as a "racist," sexist" "homophobe." Others suggested Barrett was secretly plotting to reinstitute slavery in the United States.

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Do the Democrats really think people are that stupid?  Do they really think the voters will believe that one person can "reinstitute slavery in the United States?"

The Left's 'Long March Through the Institutions' Has Been Replaced by the Big Push.  Before returning to their role as natural leaders, progressives are apparently determined to ensure the populist upstarts never get a chance to spoil the broth again.  One of the apparent lessons from 2016 is that "hate" must not get a chance to pull another upset.  Precautions mooted against this eventuality include plans to expand SCOTUS, a grant of mass citizenship to illegal aliens, the offer of a socialized medicine option, the abolition of "fossil fuels" and perhaps ditching the electoral college.  The rebellion must not only be crushed, its leaders must be strung up as a reminder to others along the length of the Appian Way.  But inside the apparent progressive confidence in 2020 victory lurks a deep disillusionment in the former strategy of gradual but eventual takeover.  The "long march through the institutions," once guaranteed to work, spectacularly failed and has been replaced by the Big Push.  Progressives who spent the last five decades throwing woke pearls at swine will spend the next five decades trying to extirpate the ingrates.

Democrats' Contempt for the Will of the Voters.  The most important passage in George Orwell's iconic and prescient novel 1984 is O'Brien's chilling explanation to protagonist Winston Smith concerning the Party's motives:  "We are not interested in the good of others; we are interested solely in power."  It is no exaggeration to say this has become the raison d'être of the Democratic Party.  Consequently, it's imperative to remember that the electorate itself is the true target of Democratic attacks on President Trump.  This is why its current presidential nominee calls his supporters "Chumps."  It is why the failed 2016 Democratic nominee recently described them as "cowards and spineless enablers."  Trump is the voice of a nationwide voter rebellion against the ruling class, and the Democrats know the revolt can't be crushed until he is silenced.  They want the proles to return to our roles as obedient servants of Beltway bureaucrats and politicians.  This is what they mean by "returning to normalcy."

"Chumps": Angry Joe Biden Trashes Trump Supporters During Pennsylvania Rally.  When Joe Biden entered the presidential race, he did so because he said he wants to bring back civility and unite Americans.  However, as we see regularly, Biden has anger management issues.  He lashes out at President Trump and his supporters in a way that is neither civil nor unifying.  Saturday during a drive-in rally in Pennsylvania, Biden had a real "basket of deplorables" moment.  Biden's campaign strategy consists of doing interviews with local news markets and random podcasts while remaining in his basement as much as possible.  There is little interaction with journalists assigned to cover his campaign.  Just recently, Biden began to do some campaign rallies.  His campaign rallies are not traditional campaign rallies, though.  Team Biden organizes drive-in rallies in parking lots.  Up to four people are allowed to occupy a vehicle and each vehicle is parked in a socially distanced space.  It is very 2020 and it is ridiculous.  Instead of applause from his supporters, they honk their horns to show approval for whatever word salad he is serving up.

Joe Biden's closing message to his fellow Americans who don't support him:  You're "chumps.".  Over the past 4 years, Democrats have devolved to regularly insulting President Trump's supporters.  Hillary Clinton called us "deplorable" and "irredeemable."  Joe Biden calls us racist, xenophobic, and chumps.

Donald Trump Will Ride a Coyote to Victory.  Our nation is run, top to bottom, by ignorant, smug elitists like these.  They have jumped through the right hoops, made the right connections, and signaled the right set of virtues.  Millions of people have been rewarded with high salaries, cultural and political power for engaging in these rituals.  They've earned journalism degrees without reading any history, education degrees without logic classes, multicultural diplomas having mastered no foreign languages.  They know almost ... nothing, in fact.  Their status as "intellectuals" is an honorary degree they earned by showing up and bleating in unison, "Four legs GOOD, two legs B-A-A-A-A-A-D."  And they hold the rest of us in contempt.  They're not just ruthless, they're shameless.

The Media Can't Get Their Story Straight on Hunter Biden, and They Think You're Stupid.  The media think you are stupid.  That's probably not a revelation, but it's being make especially apparent over the last few days following the bombshell release of Hunter Biden's emails. [...] First, it was "Russian disinformation," because that's the go to, knee jerk reaction to any negative story about a Democrat. [...] These are the same people who thought Trump should be thrown in jail over the impeachment nonsense, yet here we have Joe Biden purportedly doing exactly what they accused Trump of.

Dr. Fauci Isn't Stupid, He Just Thinks You Are.  Over the last year, I've tried to be fair to Dr. Anthony Fauci.  I understand that a situation like the current pandemic is unpredictable and that even well thought out positions can often be wrong.  But what I've never had patience for is arrogance in failure from bureaucrats who we have no way of holding to account because it takes an act of God to remove a government employee.  Dr. Fauci is now at that place.  He doesn't deserve to have his job anymore, leaving a string of highly damaging failures in his wake which he's now couching in an incredibly insulting arrogance.  Here's one of his latest whoppers.  [Video clip]

'Americans aren't idiots!' The AP's use of 'Democrats' language' to explain 'packing the court' doesn't go well.  Since the Associated Press considers itself "an independent global news organization dedicated to factual reporting," it would be problematic for an AP article to contain commentary packaged as news and facts.  Real Clear Politics co-founder and president Tom Bevan captured the following excerpt from an AP story.  ["]With lightning speed, the Associated Press adopts Democrats' language on SCOTUS: adding members is now 'depoliticizing' the court, only 'critics' refer to it as 'packing.'["] [...] To call increasing the number of Supreme Court justices "depoliticizing" would be an egregious political overstatement if made by a Democrat politician, much less a news organization.

Associated Press goes full Orwell, calling 'packing' of SCOTUS 'court reform'.  It is obvious from Joe Biden telling voters that they don't deserve to know if he plans to pack the Supreme Court that he and his handlers are terrified of a negative voter reaction to the plan.  Biden's remarkably stupid comment came in response to a reporter's question at an interview where no teleprompter guidance was feasible. [...]

9 Warning Signs of Democrat Radicalization.  "A basket of deplorables."  "Uneducated racists, clinging to guns and Bibles."  "The dogma lives loudly in you."  "Racism is wired into the American mind."  From the highest-ranking Democrats to the lowly foot soldiers looting and burning down small businesses throughout the country, violence and intimidation of Americans are now justified by labeling some Americans as unworthy of the protections of American law.

Kamala Harris Thinks You Are Stupid.  At the Vice Presidential Debates on Wednesday Night, Kamala Harris sunk to a new level for which the left has praised her over and over again. [...] When Kamala was given "equal time" though she had already had the same two minutes that Pence did on the subject, she repeated yet another media lie that bounties were paid on American troops in Syria.  She looked deep into the camera, as if attempting to connect with voters (who likely think she's a shrill moron), and wo-mansplained what a bounty is.  She slowed her speech like she was talking to someone who had an IQ just north of a piece of toast and defined a "bounty" in terms fit for a 2nd grader.  She thought that a generation of people who grew up with Dog the Bounty Hunter needed an explanation as to what a bounty was and how it works. [...] Later in the debate, Kamala decided that people didn't know what debt was and had to again, look into the camera and slow her speech to explain to us idiot Americans, what exactly is debt.  She was referring to Trump's tax returns that show he has 431 million dollars he has borrowed.  The Senator, who wouldn't know what leveraging and net-worth are if they bit her, was somehow trying to explain the President's personal finances to us, like we were a bunch of amoebas.

The Art of Propaganda.  How did Germany, arguably the most cultured and civilized nation in Europe, degenerate so quickly?  The answer is propaganda.  Man is a herd animal, and propaganda moves the herd.  "The Art of Propaganda," an excerpt from Mein Kampf, was republished in The New York Times in 1941.  Hitler was notoriously verbose, but in this passage he offered the key to the political tactic quite succinctly:  "Of the great masses... their intelligence is small.  All effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and harped on in slogans."  His technique of the "Big Lie" remains operative today.  Under cover of Mr. Hitler, I can now publicly state what has heretofore been impermissible.  Like the "great masses" of the ostensibly master race, there are immense numbers of people with low intelligence in this country — both Black, and especially white.  The principles of Mein Kampf are being applied with spectacular success by the Marxist Black Lives Matter and Antifa.

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Official: Toilet display mocking mail-in voting is a crime.  A Michigan resident's apparent joke showing disdain for voting by mail is no laughing matter for one election official.  The resident put a toilet on their lawn with a sign that says, "Place mail in ballots here."  Barb Byrum, the Democratic clerk of Ingham County, filed a complaint with police over the display, saying it could mislead people who aren't familiar with the voting system.

Antifa and BLM, the Democrat party's stormtroopers.  The Democrats in Congress continue to block further aid to the catastrophically unemployed due to the virus.  As usual, Pelosi and her vassals in the House are abusing their positions of power, again in some demented logic to defeat the President.  With every fiber of their being, they believe most Americans are mind-numbed idiots.  They are counting on it, counting on us to ignore the fact that they have been advocating for all the rioting the citizens of democrat-run cities have endured.  They assume as well that we will all fail to notice their candidate belongs in a nursing home.

Rather: In November We Will 'Find Out How Many People Are Dumb Enough to Believe' Trump.  Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather said the presidential election in November would show how many people were "dumb enough to believe" President Donald Trump when he says he didn't want to spread panic in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic.

The Media Are Lying About The Election Again.  Election 2020 is shaping up to be déjà vu all over again for the news media.  In an effort to help push Joe Biden over the finish line, the Washington establishment is going all-in on the easily refuted idea that there has been no change in the presidential race over the last three weeks. [...] Incredibly, both NBC News and the Cook Political Report continue to rate Florida as "Lean Democrat" according to their "experts."  No offense, but do they think people are stupid?

The Dems Plan to Steal the Presidency.  It comes as a stark and frightening realization that the Democrats are not the idiots they appear to be.  Stark, because they tried to use the Steele Dossier, a folder full of ridiculous and easily debunked rumor and imaginative narrative, to at first steal an election and then, depose a president.  And they are now trying to convince Americans that "law and order" Trump, who has decried the riots from the beginning and offered federal support to Democrat-run cities and states to stop them, is somehow now responsible for all the destruction and violence.  It is obvious they think Americans are the stupid ones.

The Inevitable Implosion of Biden's Campaign.  [Scroll down]  Among the progressives who control the party it's an article of faith that President Trump's base consists of undereducated working-class whites.  Thus, they reluctantly supported Biden's nomination in the hope that "working class Joe" could peel off enough of Trump's benighted blue collar support to capture the White House.  The problem with this strategy is that it is based on a myth.  White voters without college degrees do indeed constitute an important part of Trump's coalition.  But the belief that these Americans are working class clods dumb enough to support a Potemkin candidate nominated by a radicalized party is a progressive fantasy. [...] The source of this downward spiral in Biden's numbers is the progressive myth that all voters without college degrees are by definition working class and not very bright.

Democrats Turn on a Dime, Suddenly Admit These are Violent Riots.  In case you missed it, the Democrat/media talking points turned on a dime over the weekend.  As if like magic, every Democrat/lefitist/communist talking head on your television did a 180 from the talking point "these are peaceful protests" to "these are violent riots and they're all Trump's fault".

Kamala Harris Won't Motivate Minority Voters.  The Biden campaign is desperate to increase enthusiasm among the minority voters whose support for his candidacy remains so tepid that it threatens his already shrinking chances of winning in November.  The Biden campaign clearly believes that putting a woman of color on the Democratic presidential ticket will convince this portion of the electorate to ignore his well-documented opposition to desegregation and long history of hobnobbing with white supremacists.  The Harris nomination confirms that Biden believes minority voters are idiots.

Kamala Harris:  Young People Are 'Stupid' — 'They Make Really Bad Decisions'.  Cable news pundits claimed on Tuesday night that Kamala Harris could help to motivate young voters, but a speech from 2014 may prove to make that objective more difficult.  During a speech to the Ford Foundation, the then-California Attorney General used young people as a punchline, saying they are "stupid" and that's why they have to live with resident assistants in dormitories.

MSNBC Producer Quits: 'This Cancer Stokes National Division,' Facts 'Too Cumbersome' For Audience.  The letter was written by Ariana Pekary, who Fox News noted described herself as an "integral member" of MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell."  [...] Pekary said that at MSNBC it was "practically baked in to the editorial process" that decisions on what and who give coverage to were based on what would generate the most ratings for the network. [...] "The model blocks diversity of thought and content because the networks have incentive to amplify fringe voices and events, at the expense of others... all because it pumps up the ratings."  "Context and factual data are often considered too cumbersome for the audience," Pekary later added.

The distraught and desperate Democrats are flailing.  The left loves the vocabulary of the Third Reich.  Nancy Pelosi, who was horrified whenever Trump called COVID-19 the Wuhan virus, now calls it the "Trump virus."  No verbal assault is too low for leftists.  As usual, the Democrats make the mistake of assuming that Trump-supporters are rather stupid, easily manipulated by their mono-minded media and sound bites.

Here's what I saw in the first half of 2020.  [Scroll down] 
11. While all this was going on, our mainstream media, run by liberals, began hemorrhaging its credibility even faster than it had been hemorrhaging it in recent years... which is really saying a lot.  They began to use the phrase "mostly peaceful protests" to excess, applying it in places where it clearly didn't apply.  One anchorman even waxed lyrically about these "peaceful protests" in front of a burning liquor store.  This proves the media thinks we're all stupid.  Well who can blame them.

MSNBC Thinks the Russia Hoax Will Still Work on You in 2020.  As the 2020 presidential election fast approaches, so do media attempts to incite voter hysteria about the chances of it being stolen.  On Tuesday's Morning Joe, dutiful MSNBC co-host Willie Geist brought on left-wing author David Shimer and former Obama Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson to try to rebuild the Russian election interference narrative.  [Video clip]

Just as in 2016, the Democrats and the Press Think We're Stupid.  We knew that Hillary Clinton thought Donald Trump would be easy to beat.  We knew that the press was pushing his candidacy.  We knew that an onslaught of negative news against Trump would begin as soon as the nomination was his.  We wanted Donald Trump anyway.  Everything about the Democrats' and media's 2016 election interference seems to be repeating itself in 2020. [...] All this economic destruction and misery.  All these Democratic governors and mayors punishing churchgoers and simple mom-and-pop businesses, while cheering on the destruction of their constituents' properties and the outrageous violence against Republicans.  All the credentialed press trying to make sure the average person suffers like never before, while standing in solidarity with thieves in the night, revolutionaries tearing down monuments and rewriting history, and anarchists high on national devastation.  The Democrats and activist media believe they've surely got President Trump right where they want him this time around because they still believe we're too dumb to know what they're doing.

Joe Biden:  The American people are stupid.  Michael Kinsley, who is one of the most perceptive observers of American politics, once said that a gaffe occurs in Washington when a politician reveals a truth that the politician did not intend to admit.  When Joe Biden said "if you have a problem figuring out whether you're for me or Trump, then you ain't black," he accidentally revealed a truth.  The truth he revealed had little to do with Black voters.  The truth he revealed was his contempt for all Americans.

Class, Not Race, Divides America.  Nothing is stranger in these tense days than the monotony of the inexact and non-descriptive mantra of "white privilege" and "white solidarity" — as if there is some monolithic white bloc, or as if class matters not at all.  In truth, the clingers, the deplorables, the irredeemables, and Joe Biden's "dregs" have very little in common with those who so libel them, but superficially share supposedly omnipotent and similar skin color.  In the past, we saw such tensions among so-called whites in CNN's reporting of the allegedly toothless rubes at Trump rallies, in the Strzok-Page text trove about Walmart's smelly patrons, in the callous coastal disregard for the five-decade wasting away of the American industrial heartland, in the permissible elite collective disparagement of Christian evangelicals, and in the anthropological curiosity about and condescension toward such exotic, but presumably backward, Duck Dynasty and NASCAR peoples.

America's Dangerous & Divisive Media Must Be Dealt With Once & For All.  The U.S. political news media's years-long cold war against the United States must no longer be ignored or enabled.  They have spent decades doing everything they can to divide and destroy our nation on behalf of the anti-American, pro-Leftist interests and ideals that they've been conditioned to embrace academically, socially and professionally.  I get tremendous pushback from my own side for this assessment, but it's one I've always stood by regardless:  they are well-intended.  They do mean well.  They truly believe what they're doing is noble and just.  They think the Americans whose backs they put targets on for ridicule, hatred and violence truly are lower order life forms who — too stupid to celebrate the media and Left's genius and value — must ultimately be wiped off the face of the earth with as much deference to pity as there is motivation for progress.

CNN's Harwood Complains, Doctors Who Want to Reopen [are] Like Scientists Who Don't Believe in Global Warming!  This morning [5/20/2020] on CNN Newsroom, CNN White House correspondent John Harwood attacked Trump allies in the GOP for looking for doctors who support reopening the economy to appear on television and advocate this position.  CNN obtained this information from a leaked conference call between members of Trump's reelection campaign, discussing finding pro-Trump doctors who will go on television and advocate the need to reopen.  CNN Newsroom co-host Jim Sciutto posed skeptically to Harwood, "Trump's reelection campaign is now recruiting doctors?  Friendly doctors who serve as supporters to help Trump in that message?  What are you learning?"  Harwood complained how doctors who would advocate for reopening the economy are the same kind of crackpots who don't believe in global warming or think mail-in ballots lead to voter fraud.  He ended his smug rant by saying this is why "educated" voters aren't supporting Trump.

Obama's 'My Pet Goat' moment.  Remember how President George Bush took all that flak from leftists as the flames of 9/11 destroyed the World Trade Center and damaged the Pentagon?  It happened as he was by chance reading a story to schoolchildren called "My Pet Goat."  He finished the story as the bad news was whispered into his ear, so as not to panic the children.  Now it's President Obama's turn, but it's a lot less innocent. [...] This is pretty ridiculous, given the hugeness of the scandal engulfing him.  Instead of hiding or fighting, he's out to change the narrative because he thinks you're stupid.

No, you aren't meant to take Trump's medical insights literally or seriously.  Every time you think Donald Trump has lost his talent for making people's heads explode, he somehow excels himself.  His latest?  Telling Americans that injecting disinfectant and shining UV light could cure COVID-19 patients. [...] People might now die, the pundits gravely inform us, from stabbing disinfectant into their veins because they believe every word that comes out of the President's mouth.  What the pundits really mean:  Trump fans are gullible, poor and idiotic.

The Wuhan Virus Pandemic has Exposed the American Ruling Class.  An immutable tenet of today's ruling class is that if someone or an institution within their power base is labeled as "experts," then these authorities are not to be questioned and their assumptions, predictions or projections must be treated as gospel.  The century that followed the rise of the Wilsonian progressives, who idolized a powerful government run by educated experts, saw enormous scientific, medical, and industrial achievements the hands of experts, the products of higher education.  The professional class, usually products of higher education, grants deference to certified experts, and the media makes celebrities out of those experts that support important goals of the ruling class.  Experts have had a very good century.

My Neighbors Hunt.  In the age of coronavirus, a time of plague, with the economy crumbling, hospitals closing, streets emptied of life, perhaps the metropolitans may want to reconsider their contempt.  What is certain is that our elites, in the media, academia, and elsewhere, cloistered in liberal ghettoes, amongst fellow members of the cognoscenti, would not survive without the welders, assembly line workers, and equipment operators.  Those whom they refer to as hicks, rubes, and deplorables who cling to their guns and Bibles.

Meat shortages:  The wages of 'cheap' illegal labor.  In 2004's preachy, much panned leftist mockumentary, A Day without a Mexican, the supposedly hypothetical scenario, about how California would fall apart if all its Mexicans, including illegals, somehow disappeared, was acted out.  The film had a grand old time portraying white people as a bunch of soft, privileged fools, unable to clean even their own toilets.  This is annoying because it lumps most Americans into a stereotype of a typically feckless, over-monied limousine liberal, such as you might really find in Hollywood circles.

Dangerous Distinction.  There are two ways of thinking of things.  One is that the distribution and proliferation of good information allows a free people to make good decisions concerning their individual lives and circumstances.  The other is to believe that the government must dictate that which it deems is best for the people and enforce it with law and the use of force.  In this crisis, we have gone completely to the second method of governance.  That method ignores individual circumstance and treats all citizens the same.  America was built on the concept that we are individuals, each capable of making individual choices that serve their circumstances best.  The first method assumes logical and intelligent thought.  The second method assumes an inability to think at all.

Our Super Smart Elite Shines During This Pandemic!.  We Americans are truly blessed by having a mainstream media full of brilliant renaissance men, women, and gender non-specific entities who are masters of so many varied and intermittently useful skills and who are eager to share their knowledge with us benighted souls.  The pandemic has revealed that every urban Twitter blue check scribbler, MSNBCNN panelist, NYT/WaPo doofus, and barely legal "senior editor" of a website you never heard of, is a Nobel Prize-winning epidemiologist, a master logistician, and a diversity consultant to boot. [...] Each of them is an Official Junior Epidemiologist now, weighing-in on curve flattening and RO rates like they have any idea what any of it means.  What's really funny is how they now want to decide what we should hear by censoring the president and his team's press conferences and then reporting to us only what they consider to be things we should know.  Yes, the media presumes to decide what we need to know, not Dr. Fauci, not Dr. Brix, no, the media.

These are two of the people who think they're smart enough to lead the country.

We need press briefings without the press.  In the high school of life, we have these grade schoolers sitting on press row.  They smirk at the the world.  We are all rubes, say the people who blindly follow the Democrat Narrative of the Day.  The presidential press briefings are a ratings smash because President Donald John Trump puts on a good show.  He is large and in charge.  Obama needed a teleprompter.  His staff had to tell him what to say.  The Donald writes the script and directs the action.  He surrounds himself with experts and idiots, and remains at the center of attention the whole time.  Doctor Fauci works for him.  Doctor Birx works for him.  The idiots sit on press row.

A truly awful idea:  Some liberals would pull plug on Trump's briefings.  Some liberals, who ordinarily cast themselves as champions of free speech, now want to suppress speech because of their animus toward Donald Trump.  Yes, Trump would still be able to hold White House briefings, but they would literally pull the plug on live coverage, depriving millions of Americans of the chance to see not just him but the vice president, surgeon general and assorted medical experts.  This is the height of condescension.  What they're saying is that Americans are too dumb to understand that some of what Trump says might be positive spin or factually inaccurate.  Only the pundits and the press are smart enough to figure that out, so they will watch the president and then filter what you need to know.

There's something familiar about Biden's proudly announced coronavirus plan.  When Biden moved on from criticizing Trump's actions for minimizing coronavirus's impact, he offered a plan that's essentially a carbon copy of everything Trump has already said or done.  Either Biden has become more of a dullard than anyone realized, which is worrisome, or he thinks the American people are incredibly stupid, which is insulting.  A subdued Biden, his head swinging rhythmically from one TelePrompter to another, portentously announced that coronavirus requires a national response.

The 'Million Dollars Per Person' Affair Is Telling.  Obviously, the math here is spectacularly off.  If Michael Bloomberg had divided the money he spent on his presidential run evenly among Americans, we would each have got $1.53, not $1 million. [...] This, right here, is why so many left-leaning Americans think that "the billionaires" can pay for everything.  It's why Elizabeth Warren was enthusiastically boosted by the media despite her ridiculous pretense that she could pay for a series of gargantuan initiatives without raising taxes on anyone but the extremely rich.  It's why Democrat after Democrat promises not to raise "middle class taxes" while promising programs that require the raising of middle class taxes.  How did this bad tweet make it onto TV to be endorsed?  Why did Mara Gay agree with it?  Why didn't Brian Williams notice?  Because the people involved in this clip thought it was true.  This is how they see the world.

NYT Editor and Brian Williams: Bloomberg Could Have Given Every American $1 Million With the Money He Spent on Ads.  I've started this sentence three times already.  I hardly even know how to describe what I saw on social media tonight.  In the most bad-at-math tweet I've ever seen in my entire twitter life, Mekita Rivas — a writer with bylines in Glamour Magazine and the Washington Post — lamented that Bloomberg's half a billion in ad money could have provided one million dollars for every American and still have money to spare.  Not a typo.  [Tweet]  This seems bad.  It is bad.  But it gets worse.  Mara Gay — New York Times editorial board member — was on MSNBC with Brian Williams — Yes, THAT Brian Williams — when he brought up this tweet that put it "all in perspective" for the longtime new analyst and noted lover of fish tales.  You may imagine that at some point in this video one of them thinks about the math.  They did not.

MSNBC's Brian Williams, NY Times editor marvel at tweet that got Bloomberg math really wrong.  If someone had simply stopped and double-checked some math, they might have saved MSNBC's Brian Williams and New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay some embarrassment Thursday night.  Instead, both Williams and Gay marveled on air in reaction to a Twitter user's post about Mike Bloomberg's campaign spending.  Trouble is, the post had gotten the math all wrong — yet neither Williams nor Gay seemed to notice.

You Are Not Going to Believe This Was Broadcast on MSNBC — But it Was.  If you've ever wondered why it is impossible to have a conversation with modern liberals about politics, this video snippet is a case study in the answer.  MSNBC host Brian Williams and New York Times editorial board member Mara Gay are having a serious discussion about money, politics and Michael Bloomberg's spending in the primary election.  You have to watch it to believe it.  Think about how many people were involved in creating, preparing and producing what you are about to witness.  [Video clip]

'Gray Matter'-Deficient Americans.  [Scroll down]  For all his later denials and efforts to contextualize those remarks, Bloomberg seems to see both ancient and modern agriculture, and farmers, as either unskilled or not very smart, as if the genetically inferior gravitate to muscular labor far from the "skill sets" of those like Mike Bloomberg.  He certainly has no idea about either the sophistication of ancient agriculture or the high-tech savvy of contemporary farmers — much less just how difficult it is, and always was, to produce food, much less that history is so often the story of mass famine rather than bounty and plenty.

Deep State snakes slither back after FBI, CIA swamp draining.  [Scroll down]  Soon The Washington Post had its own scoop, a report that "Russia is trying to help Bernie Sanders' campaign."  Whoa, Nellie!  Inquiring minds are confused.  Whose side are the Russians on?  How can it be that Putin is trying to help both the Republican nominee and the likely Democratic nominee at the same time?  Is he stupid?  The better question is this:  Do Deep Staters and their media handmaidens think Americans are stupid?  Yes, they do.  They count on it.  It is troubling that Trump and Sanders were given conflicting information, suggesting that the intel officials don't have their facts right.  More telling about the aim is the fact that both briefings were leaked, demonstrating that nothing has changed and that insiders are still using classified information for political purposes.

Victor Davis Hanson destroys Bloomberg for his ignorant remarks denigrating the skills and intelligence of farmers.  Victor Davis Hanson is the perfect person to refute the arrogance of former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who denigrated the "grey matter" needed by farmers in now-infamous remarks to a group of elitists at Aspen.  Hanson is not only a brilliant historian of ancient Greece and a political commentator with few if any peers, he is also a fifth-generation farmer.  He understands the skills and brainpower needed to be an academic or other elite member of the analytical class, and he understands the skill sets and brainpower needed to be a successful farmer today.  And in his mind, there is no contest.  This is absolutely must-see TV.  [Video clip]

Michael Bloomberg comes under fire for dig at farming suggesting it's easy.  Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg appeared dismissive of America's farmers, claiming he could teach 'anybody' to be a farmer.  The Boston area native made the comments at the University of Oxford while discussing how an ancient agrarian society transformed into an information-driven economy — of the kind that helped him become the billionaire head of a media technology empire.  'The agrarian society lasted 3,000 years and we could teach processes.  I could teach anybody, even people in this room, no offense intended, to be a farmer,' Bloomberg said during his 2016 remarks.

Mike Bloomberg belittles farming, factory jobs as having less 'gray matter' in video.  Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg once said that farming and factory jobs don't require much gray matter, as opposed to information-era jobs.  In a 2016 talk at Oxford University in England, a clip of which went viral over the weekend, the 2020 Democratic presidential contender belittled both agricultural and industrial jobs as simple and simplistic.  "I could teach anybody, even the people in this room" to be a farmer, he said, calling agriculture "a process."

Billionaire Dem 2020 Hopeful Thinks American Farmers Are Brainless Dopes.  One of the problems Democrats have found themselves facing lately is a function of their own arrogance.  They have dismissed, talked down to, and derided rural America so often and for so long that there a mutual distrust forming between both sides.  The Dems hate the values that drive the 'deplorables' in 'flyover country', and rural America is pretty sick of costal elites assuming that multi-million-dollar homes, private jets, and gated communities confer any sense of moral superiority over the rest of America.  But when a billionaire media mogul who looks like he's never even SEEN a farm speaks so condescendingly about something he obviously knows nothing about, well, that seems a curious way to win the hearts and minds of voters.

Media Will Never Understand The Country So Long As They Keep Hating Trump Voters.  Trump supporters know exactly what the media think of them, in part because the media are constantly proclaiming it. [...] As we move further into the 2020 cycle, you're going to see a lot more of this sneering contempt for Trump voters from the media, especially for voters in rural and exurban areas.

Democrats' Election Strategy:  Call Everyone A Moron.  Democrats find themselves in an unenviable position for the 2020 election:  they have to convince the American public that they don't know how bad they have it at a time when we have it pretty good.  Their task is like me trying to convince my 2-year-old daughter that she doesn't really like chocolate ice cream — an impossibility.  But when the alternative is to run a campaign extolling the virtues of socialism and the need for government to take life decision-making powers away from individuals, talking people out of believing reality seems like an easier task.  The economy is churning along, Democrats have to make people believe it's not.  They've seized on GDP growth being only just over 2 percent last quarter, thinking this will help them.  It won't.  GDP is a helpful indicator, but when you have record low unemployment, a booming stock market (hello, 401k!), and wage growth being disproportionately reaped by low income workers (hello, power of full employment), the public isn't buying it.

Mike Bloomberg:  Those Uneducated Midwest Rubes Are Just Too Stupid for Trans Bathrooms.  Back in 2016, former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg made elitist and demeaning comments about Midwestern rubes who are too uneducated to support transgender bathroom access.  The remarks, which resurfaced on Friday, illustrate the patronizing attitude many pro-transgender activists have toward those who dare to disagree with the view that gender identity overrides biological sex.  Ironically, transgender activists were triggered by how the former mayor insulted the Midwesterners who disagree with them.  Speaking to an audience at Oxford University and addressing the Brexit vote, Bloomberg said, "We, the intelligentsia, the people who could make it into this room, we believe a lot of things in terms of equality and protecting individual rights that make no sense to the vast bulk of people."

CNN's Cascading Credibility Crisis.  The truth is that [CNN host Don] Lemon frequently uses his nightly program to belittle President Trump and his supporters.  Like the time he said that Trump supporters should "go read a book," and "start your learning process from there."  Or the time he called President Trump a "5-year-old" and mimicked a child throwing a tantrum and then said:  "take your marbles and your toys and you go home because the kids are laughing at you."  Or the time he said Trump supporters had "tired, lazy, uninformed, uneducated, and ignorant" reasons for defending President Trump.  Or the time he told CNN's Chris Cuomo:  "I don't think every Trump supporter is a racist..."  Or the time he told Trump supporters "bless your heart," and, in case the implication went over anyone's head, added that the comment is said "in the south and you know what it means."  No wonder The New York Times reportedly insists their journalists not appear on "CNN Tonight with Don Lemon" for being too partisan.

The Democrats May Have Lost, but They're Still Smarter than You.  This week CNN's Don Lemon and the odious Rick Wilson laughed about how stupid Trump supporters are to believe that the president is smarter than the elitists, in which apparently they include themselves.  Reason's Jim Lundgren responded with an analysis that shows Trump supporters are actually smarter than their opponents.  We didn't need this analysis, actually, since the House Democrats this week nailed this point. [...] At least as far back as the Eisenhower/Stevenson race, media twits have framed Democrats as the smart ones.  Remember, Adlai Stevenson, who flunked out of law school in his first year, was the genius "egghead" while Dwight David Eisenhower, who headed the European Theater of Command in WWII, was a dummy in their eyes.

The Factions of the Right and How They Fight.  There's a tendency in modern politics to treat political parties as monolithic structures. [...] The Left is particularly fond of doing this, painting everyone on the Right with a broad brush and treating all of us as bigoted, fascist, intolerant bitter clingers who hate everyone and want to rule the world with an iron fist.  The fact that it's not true is completely irrelevant to leftists.

The Death of Cable News in One Clip.  [Scroll down]  CNN, from which "news" channel the clip comes, is perhaps the worst offender of all, having deliberately contrived and cultivated a stable of guests whose defining characteristic is not analytical skill or eloquence or reflexive independence of thought, but rather Possession of a Strong Opinion about Donald Trump.  On CNN, Trump is the North Star.  He is the point around which all must be graphed; the question to which all others must be subordinated; the one piece of data that predicts and explains everything else.  Bit by bit, the channel has become Fox News with a different predilection.  It is Us v. Them, without break.  And, as on Fox, the "us" and the "them" on CNN are alarmingly narrow in scope.  63 million Americans voted for Donald Trump.  Are they all slack-jawed yokels motivated by hostility to geography, and facts?  Do they all — or even most — have strong Southern accents?  And, irrespective, is a Southern accent a predictor of stupidity?

Don Lemon addresses CNN panel mocking Trump voters.  CNN anchor Don Lemon appeared to be on the defensive on Tuesday night [1/28/2020] after a panel discussion mocking Trump supporters went viral. [...] "During an interview on Saturday night, one of my guests said something that made me laugh.  And while in the moment, I found that joke humorous.  And I didn't catch everything that was said."  The anti-Trump anchor added, "Just to make it perfectly clear, I was laughing at the joke and not at any group of people."  It is unclear what specific joke Lemon was referring to.  The first joke was at the expense of President Trump while the rest of the jokes were at the expense of his supporters.

We Deplorables May Not be Ivy Leaguers, But We Do Know How to Mark 'X' on a Ballot.  CNN's Don Lemon giggled like a schoolgirl as panelists Rick Wilson and Wajahat Ali mocked President Trump's supporters as a bunch of illiterate hillbillies.  Lemon, who is the defendant in a scandalous sexual assault case, was dishing about Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's dustup with an NPR reporter who reportedly could not find Ukraine on a map.  "[Pompeo] also knows deep within his heart that Donald Trump couldn't find Ukraine on a map if you had the letter U and a picture of an actual physical crane next to it," Wilson said.  "He knows that this is, you know, an administration defined by ignorance of the world.  And so that's partly him playing to the base and playing to their audience.  You know, the credulous boomer rube demo that backs Donald Trump."  That "credulous boomer rube demo" would be the gun-toting, Bible-clinging, Deplorables who sent Donald J. Trump to Washington, D.C. to irrigate the Deep State Swamp.

CNN Panel Led by Don Lemon Trashes Trump Supporters as Ignorant Rednecks Who Can't Read.  CNN hit a new low this weekend mocking and laughing out loud at uneducated, redneck Trump supporters who can't even read.  This is what they think of Middle America — the 63 million Americans who voted for Donald Trump for president.  Far-left op-ed writer Wajahat Ali, and Never-Trumper Rick Wilson joined Don Lemon in the vicious assault on Trump supporters.  It could not have been more insulting.

CNN Don Lemon panel faces intense backlash for mocking Trump supporters as illiterate 'credulous rubes'.  A CNN panel is facing intense backlash on Monday night for mocking Trump supporters as "credulous boomer rubes," even sparking fierce condemnation from President Trump and his presidential campaign.  The panel, which originally aired on Saturday night during special live coverage of the impeachment trial, featured CNN anchor Don Lemon, New York Times columnist and CNN contributor Wajahat Ali, and ex-GOP strategist Rick Wilson discussing the heated exchange Secretary of State Mike Pompeo had with an NPR reporter, where he allegedly challenged the journalist to point out Ukraine on a blank map.  Wilson used the topic to mock President Trump as well as his supporters.

The Democrats' Disgraceful Hail Mary.  I don't know about you, but I'm a little tired of Rep. Adam Schiff and the Democratic horde's portraying every charge against President Donald Trump as Trump's effort to interfere with this or that election. [...] He's claiming that the 2020 election, which won't happen until November, will be illegitimate because of Trump's dastardly telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky.  "The president's misconduct cannot be decided at the ballot box, for we cannot be assured that the vote will be fairly won," he said.  Come on!  How dim does he think the viewing public is?

Highlights (or lowlights) of the impeachment so far.  On Tuesday afternoon, CBS pulled the plug on covering the impeachment hearing taking place in the Senate.  It was getting more revenue running the daytime soaps.  This reflects a general feeling that most Americans don't want to sit there and be insulted.  And by "insulted," we mean things like Adam Schiff saying something that translates to "You, the People, are too dumb to be trusted with the vote, lest you vote again for Trump[.]"

Is Elizabeth Warren Taking This Seriously?  A scrupulous reader of the New York Times editorial board's interview with Senator Elizabeth Warren is likely to come away from it with at least one nagging conclusion:  She doesn't think you're very bright.  On issue after issue, Warren showed unveiled contempt for both the intelligence of her interlocutors and the legitimate concerns of voters.

How Stupid Do They Think We Are?  These days it seems like coincidence abounds in the precincts of leftism.  And an unquestioning Deep State Media are only too happy to label anyone who points out the absurdities of the supposed coincidences as "conspiracy theorists," having long ago abandoned journalistic inquisitiveness for allegiance to a political ideology. [...] Then we have Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton "bumping into" each other at the culmination of the FBI's pseudo-investigation into Hillary Clinton's outrageously criminal conduct in running highly classified government records over a ridiculously unsecure personal server, surely in violation of the Espionage Act and Federal Records Act, if not other laws.  The advance planning that goes into the travel of both a former president and a current Attorney General by their protective details and logistics personnel is immense.  Two such officials do not simply have their respective airplanes sidle up to each other on the tarmac of an airport like you might bump into an old high school chum at Starbucks.  The impropriety of the Attorney General meeting privately with the spouse of the subject of a high-profile FBI investigation was off the charts.  But, we were told, they just discussed golf outings and grandchildren.  Nothing to see here either folks.  And the likes of CNN dutifully reported that it was only congressional Republicans who saw fit to question the circumstances.

The Media's Worst Year.  [Scroll down to Exhibit C]  How in the tank is NBC anchor Chuck Todd for the Democrats?  He enthusiastically read from a letter that said, "Why do people support Trump?  It's because people have been trained from childhood to believe in fairy tales... Show me a person who believes in Noah's ark and I will show you a Trump voter."  The media dump barrels of ink and shred precious airtime pondering how anyone could possibly support the president.  But, Todd deciphered the Trump code by mixing a dash of Noah with a pound of fairy tale dust.  He followed this up by indicating that some voters like to be lied to, by which he meant all Trump voters.

Bloomberg: We can't just let 'average' Americans have guns.  Democrats have long wanted to take away guns from Americans, and two candidates for president are making no bones about their plans.  Billionaire Michael Bloomberg, who has a mini-army of bodyguards around him whenever he moves, says guns aren't for "average" people.

The Religious Bigotry of NeverTrumpers.  [Scroll down]  Those are just a few examples.  Now, if that level of contempt had been directed at any other religious group, the attackers would have been called out — and rightly so — as bigots.  Had editors and journalists openly mocked a core belief of, say, Judaism, on national television and questioned the faith of Jews over their support for a particular politician, outrage would follow.  Ditto for Muslims.  Calls for tolerance and understanding and respect for diversity would ensue.  Apologies would be demanded; mea culpas would be offered by the offenders.  But, of course, the targets here are evangelicals, the church-going, Jesus-fearing rubes of the South despised by the ruling class.  Any sort of condemnation not only is tolerated, it is encouraged.

Brit Hume slams Chuck Todd after he touted letter mocking Christians for believing in 'fairy tales'.  Conservative commentator and Fox News analyst Brit Hume added to the pile-on of criticism facing NBC political director Chuck Todd after he touted a letter that compared the story of Noah's ark to a "fairytale."  "I wonder if Chuck Todd also thinks this is a 'fairy tale,'" Hume tweeted Monday night, along with a picture of CNN reporter Jake Tapper's Hanukkah celebration.

Ted Cruz educates Pete Buttigieg.  Pete Buttigieg is not nearly as smart as he thinks he is.  Yesterday, Senator Ted Cruz devastatingly humiliated him for shooting his mouth off when he doesn't know what he's talking about.  In case you missed it, Buttigieg recently instructed a group of youngsters, "The people who wrote the Constitution did not understand that slavery was a bad thing."  That sort of criticism and condescension is part of the larger progressive project to disparage and eventually reject the United States Constitution — because it limits the power of government and affirm that our rights come from God.  Here is Buttigieg pretending that he is morally and intellectually superior to the Founders before an audience of youngsters that does not know better [...]

Report:  Limbaugh Says Pelosi is Counting on Stupidity of Her Low-Info Base to Misunderstand Impeachment.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi is playing games right now.  She told America that President Trump was a "clear and present danger" and impeachment had to be rushed through because he was so incredibly dangerous and volatile and then after the partisan vote (where she couldn't even get all of her people to vote with her) she decides not to send the articles over to the Senate to complete the process.  If anybody in America was in doubt about Pelosi's partisan "coup-like" motives, they should be cleared up by this latest garbage.

Now Alcohol and Sugar Are Even Worse for the Planet Than Eating Meat.  Scientists want us to eat bugs.  Eating actual meat, from delicious cows and chickens and pigs and whatnot, is supposedly killing the planet.  Instead, we should be eating wormburgers and maggot-dogs and cricket tacos.  That's literally what the eggheads want.  They say it's the only way we'll keep everybody from dying of global warming.  Every other day there's another "news" story encouraging us all to eat filthy insects, like the mud-caked peasants they think we are.

Joe Biden's Most 'Courageous' Moments.  [Scroll down]  Biden bravely defended his renegade son Hunter after an Iowa voter accused him of helping Hunter win a lucrative seat on the board of Ukrainian gas company Burisma. [...] It was not the first time Biden had insulted the intelligence of a voter.  During his first failed presidential campaign in 1988, he accosted a voter who asked about allegations that Biden had inflated his college resume, saying:  "I think I probably have a much higher IQ than you do."

Trump-Hating Democrats are the Real Cult.  There has been an outbreak of cult-watchers among Democrats, as they all parrot the same talking points that President Donald Trump's supporters are part of a cult and that he is a cult leader.  A rogue's gallery in leftist groupthink rushed to get in on the action; Dan Rather, Ana Navarro, Brian Stelter, Dana Milbank, Joy Reid, and even the Mooch, along with an entire constellation of dimbulbs.  It's a noticeable shift away from direct attacks on the president as the spears are turned on Americans who have the audacity to support him. [...] So it's now open season on Trump supporters in an evolution of the bitter-clinger and deplorable attacks.

Claiming Trump is a cult leader is the latest newsroom fad.  Certain members of the media need to get out more often.  They are doing that thing again where they are all saying the exact same thing.  The latest fad promoted by members of the commentariat involves alleging that Republicans and Trump supporters are members of a "cult."

The Inevitable Breakup of the American Left.  After eight years of Barack Obama, the liberal elites viewed the ultimate objective of assuming near permanent governmental power as being inevitable and within reach.  Thus, their condescension now extends beyond the African American community to the Hispanic populace, and their overt disdain for vast swaths of citizens routinely described as "deplorable," "benighted," and "uncouth" is no longer hidden.  However, their erstwhile allies, the socialist radicals, viewed the eight years of Barack Obama as the prelude to their ultimate objective of permanently transforming America being inevitable and within reach.

CrowdStrike: a Conspiracy Wrapped in a Conspiracy Inside a Conspiracy.  In the last few days, media talking heads have been saying the word "CrowdStrike" a lot, defining it as a wild conspiracy theory originating in Moscow.  They were joined by Chris Wallace at Fox News, who informed us that president Trump and his ill-informed fans believe in a crazy idea that the DNC wasn't hacked by the Russians but by some Ukrainian group named CrowdStrike that stole the DNC server and brought it to Ukraine, and that it was Ukraine that meddled in our 2016 election and not Russia.  A crazy idea indeed.  Except that neither Trump nor his fans had ever heard of it until the Democrat-media complex condescendingly informed them that these are their beliefs.

The obsessive, intolerant, despicable do-nothing-but-obstruct Democrats.  All those so-called witnesses Schiff paraded in front of us knew nothing, had nothing but their own anti-Trump opinions and presumptions.  Schiff has an exalted opinion of himself.  He thinks Americans are very stupid and will not see what he is trying to do — unseat a President more than half of the country loves because he is shaking up the place.  With his silly secret, Stalinesque and then public overly-gaveled hearings, Schiff has made a complete, unmitigated fool of himself and his party.

CNN's Brian Stelter Hosts Segment Branding President Trump a 'Destructive Cult Leader' Who is Using 'Mind Control'.  This network, which wants you to believe that they are neutral and unbiased, continued on to hold a serious discussion about how to make people stop supporting the president, while disparaging them as crazed cult members.

Democrats May Regret This Dance When Republicans Call the Tune.  As the Democrat impeachment farce concluded its meltdown in the House Intelligence Committee this week, it's clear Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and company think we're idiots.  Schiff claims he doesn't know the identity of the political-operative-masquerading-as-a-"whistleblower" while other Democrats insist that hearsay is sometimes more relevant than first-hand accounts.  (Ponder that one in the context of proposed red-flag gun laws.  Who in his right mind would ever give these people the power over their natural rights?)

Nancy Pelosi Tells Democrats That Impeachment Is Important Because the Voters Can't Be Trusted to Make the Right Decision in 2020.  As we've documented here in some detail, the impeachment of Donald Trump is collapsing under the weight of its own dishonesty and the pressure of the 2020 election.  The exact 'high crime' or 'misdemeanor' President Trump stands accused of has gone through three iterations after the 'collusion' and 'obstruction' failed to gain any traction.  And Pelosi, herself, seems uncertain of how to proceed with a process neither her caucus nor the voters are eager to see go further.  Sometimes, though, pressure becomes sort of the "in vino veritas" for politicians.  And impeachment pressure has had that effect on Pelosi.  Unable to find a rational argument to the two main points opposing this fake impeachment — there are no crimes and this is an election year so let the voters decide — Pelosi tried to stomp down on those opinions before they began to corrupt the GroupThink of her caucus.

Democrats Concede Their Impeachment Argument Is Failing.  The Democrats think that they have the goods on Trump, but that millions of voters are too thick-headed to understand what "abuse of power," the latest strand of spaghetti to be thrown against the wall after "quid pro quo," "extortion," and "bribery," means.  But impeachment charges are kind of like jokes, the more you have to explain them, the less effective they are.

Impeachment by Focus Group.  Anyone following the increasingly desperate Democratic impeachment effort will by now be aware that they have exchanged the term "quid pro quo" for "bribery" and "extortion."  They rebranded President Trump's alleged offenses, according to a Washington Post report, after the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee conducted a number of focus groups to test their messaging.  The use of a marketing tool for something so serious confirms that, for the Democrats, impeachment is just another election strategy they hope will get traction if they dumb down the narrative.  This betrays breathtaking contempt for the nation's institutions as well as the voters.

Peak disdain for Trump supporters from Harvard Law Professor Laurence Tribe.  The Ruling Class hates the lesser mortals who populate the realm they think they rightly rule.  When Flyover Country forced Donald Trump on them as president, the outrage that was born of the initial shock grew into outright disdain for those who put him into power.  Senior Deep State bureaucrats like Peter Strzok and Lisa Page may be able to smell Trump-supporters at Walmart, but for really intense class snobbery, there are few places that do it better than Harvard.  At Harvard, few professors carry more political cachet than Laurence Tribe, who holds the title "university professor" (a very big deal at Harvard) and teaches constitutional law at Harvard Law School.

The silly sanctification of Marie Yovanovitch.  [Scroll down]  The Mueller investigation and this Ukraine nonsense was and remains an attempted cover-up.  And as cover-ups go, this one has gone very badly for the cover-uppers.  Brennan, Clapper, Comey et. al. were bad enough.  The current crop of wannabe-impeachers are like the Three Stooges.  Schiff has bungled his bit of Intel committee tyranny so badly, he's recruiting Trump voters by the thousands.  Like the FSOs and the Comey crowd, Schiff thinks he is smarter than the American public, that we are easily fooled, but in fact, the American public is much smarter than these swamp-dwellers.  They are [much] smarter than Schiff.  He has made an utter fool of himself these past weeks.  Letting him chair the Intel committee was the biggest mistake of Pelosi's career.

Top Democrats Concede They're Losing The Impeachment Battle.  CNN reported Thursday evening [11/14/2019] that top Democrats are privately acknowledging that the impeachment hearings will do little to persuade the vast majority of the public that President Trump committed an impeachable offense.  According to CNN, in a private meeting earlier this week, "House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants were skeptical about the prospects of a dramatic shift in opinion even as public impeachment hearings began this week, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter."  Nevertheless, they intend to carry on, in the hopes that things might change. [...] It seems Democrats fault the American public, for apparently not being smart enough to understand what abuse of power is.

Rural Americans are 'Bad People' Who Deserve to Be Shamed, Says Berkeley Instructor.  If you live in the farmlands of America, or in the vast mountainous regions far away from cities, a University of California Berkeley instructor wants you to know you're a bad person who has made bad choices and you deserve to be uncomfortable.  The obviously brilliant person who came up with these groundbreaking conclusions is named Jackson Kernion, a self-described "Graduate Student Instructor at University of California."  The since-deleted tweet that got him in trouble read, "I unironically embrace the bashing of rural Americans.  They, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions.  Some, I assume are good people.  But this nostalgia for some imagined pastoral way of life is stupid and we should shame people who aren't pro-city."

Democrats beclown themselves with cows after Nunes gets done with them.  House ranking Intelligence committee member Devin Nunes blew Democrats' impeachment case out of the water yesterday [11/13/2019].  Democrats had nothing in response to the substance of his takedown.  Nothing.  The less-stupid ones made the phony claim that Nunes was repeating Fox News conspiracy theories, a bizarre claim, given that Fox News, with Paul Ryan on its board, has generally slipped into the NeverTrump camp.  The more average of Democrats dealt with it in their own particular way — by attacking Nunes personally, through his background as a dairy farmer, a perfect emblem for their rabid hatred for rural America.  The far-left Soros-linked Democratic astroturf moneybags site, ActBlue, decided to raise money to pay for cowbells with which to mock Nunes.

Joy Reid puts damper on 'American food holiday' Thanksgiving,' mocks your dumb pro-Trump family members.  With the Democratic Party about to come out from behind closed doors in the basement of the U.S. Capitol and take their impeachment inquisition before cameras this week, MSNBC's Joy Reid beat the rush in assisting the party with their objective — shaping public opinion.  And doing so while attacking Thanksgiving.  "We're just over two weeks away from one of the most beloved American food holidays," the AM Joy host said Saturday in her opening remarks.  "Thanksgiving, where problematic actual history meets delicious cuisine and many of you will be heading home to spend time are family and friends, eat a little too much and perhaps engage in a dreaded contentious political debate with your cranky uncle Rosco when he starts yelling, 'Read the transcript!' at the dinner table, between bites of turkey and pumpkin pie. [...]"

The Bonfire of the Democrats.  [Joe] Biden appears to be both personally corrupt and senile.  He has several times made errors with crowds (small crowds) by not knowing what state he was in.  He is an aggressive, mean old man.  (I know that from personal encounters).  His behavior toward reporters who press him is nasty. [...] And then there is Hunter who seems to be the ne'er do well family bagman.  Do the Democrats really believe that most people are going to think that his appointments to well paid board positions were connected to anything but his father's positions?  And then there was the 1.5 billion dollar credit for Hunter's "business" from the Bank of China.  Come On!  Americans are not stupid.

And if you vote for her, she's right!
Elizabeth Warren Thinks Voters Are Stupid.  The bad news is, Elizabeth Warren has some barmy ideas about raising your taxes.  The good news is, she's a proven coward.  She says she likes to "nerd out" on the policy details.  Okay, let's do that.  Warren estimates that her health-care scheme would cost about $2 trillion — every year, forever. [...] To put that $2 trillion a year into perspective, a comparison:  That is more money than the federal government collects annually in all of the personal and corporate income taxes combined.  Put another way, even if the federal government were able to successfully double the revenue it gets from personal and corporate income taxes, the additional revenue would not pay for Warren's health-care plan.

Joe Biden Claims He Was Not Aware of Son's Service on Burisma's Board.  Joe Biden claimed on Friday [11/1/2019] he was unaware his youngest son, Hunter, was serving on the board of directors of a Ukrainian oil and gas giant while Biden was responsible for Obama administration policy towards the country.  The former vice president made the claim during an interview with PBS News Hour in which he was asked why a recent campaign pledge to not have children "involved" with foreign countries did not apply to his eight year tenure in the Obama White House.

Warren: Middle-Class Taxes Won't Go Up 'One Penny' for $52 Trillion Health Care Plan.  In a long-awaited plan released Friday [11/1/2019], Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) pledged to not raise middle-class taxes to pay for her proposed single-payer health care system.  After months of dodging questions about whether she would hike middle-class taxes to pay for Medicare for All, the 2020 candidate made a firm promise to voters about a $52 trillion system involving $20.5 trillion in new federal spending over the next 10 years.  "We don't need to raise taxes on the middle class by one penny to finance Medicare for All," Warren wrote in a post detailing her proposal.

Nancy Pelosi Says Impeachment 'Isn't About Anything Personal with the President'.  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) told reporters the impeachment inquiry into President Trump is not because of any personal reasons Democrats may have against him.  Pelsoi said the impeachment inquiry is consistent to what the Founding Fathers had envisioned for the country and the separate, coequal branches of the government.

Bureaucratic Rule: By What Right?  The New York Times long has tried to school us in the rightfulness of the bureaucracy's attempt to rule America contrary to the results of elections.  Last year, the editorial board published an anonymous piece, in an unprecedented move, purporting to be written by a "high official" arguing that mandarins like himself serve the country by subverting the Trump administration. [...] That, in turn, means that the bureaucrats, whom we pay but may not fire, are the rightful deciders and any notion of a sovereign people ruling themselves through representatives whom they elect and fire is a quaint and outmoded one to be discarded by those of superior understanding, like themselves.  Their superior right supposedly comes from superior knowledge and morality.  In short, they should rule us because they are better than we.

Bad Gaslighting Epidemic Sweeps The Elite.  There are three questions that our terrible, terrible ruling class raises whenever it opens its collective kale-hole to lecture us:  1) Does the elite think we are really, really stupid, or 2) Is the elite really, really stupid, or 3) Is the elite all of the above?  The last week has been eventful, even by Age O' Trump standards, and the one enduring takeaway is just how bad these people are at gaslighting us with inept lies that demand we disbelieve what's happening right in front of us.

A Lie Is Not Just a Lie.  [Scroll down]  In the same sentence in which he insisted President Trump be impeached, Joe Biden said he never spoke to his son about his overseas business dealings.  What kind of father wouldn't talk to his son about such big deals?  Did he really think anyone would believe him, after his son went overseas with him on Air Force 2?

'Journalist' Soledad O'Brien Leads Discussion of Why Trump Supporters Are 'Trash'.  We've always known that there are some Democrats and some in the liberal media who regard those on the right, those that make up a lot of Middle America, with something of a quiet disdain, that they are not as enlightened as the coastal elite, their betters, are.  Democrats like Hillary Clinton demonstrated this with her description of a good portion of Americans as "deplorables."  Soledad O'Brien, who used to work for CNN, Al Jazeera and who has a show for Hearst Television, has now picked up on that theme, encouraging a discussion of how not just that President Donald Trump is a "racist" but his supporters are also "trash."

Nancy Pelosi is "Grubering" The American Electorate on Impeachment.  Several years ago the architect of Obamacare, Jonathan Gruber, admitted on camera the Democrats who were assembling healthcare legislation were "relying upon the stupidity of the American voter."  Fast forward to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in 2019 and her "official impeachment inquiry" by decree; she's doing the exact same thing.  Speaker Pelosi, working through a carefully constructed political dynamic assembled by the hired staff from the Lawfare alliance, has sold her constituency on an impeachment process that structurally doesn't exist.  Speaker Nancy Pelosi could never succeed in the scheme were she not assisted by a compliant media.

Anti-Trump Fraternity and NeverTrump Sorority Collude in Impeachment Scam.  The fabricated, make-believe scandal of Donald Trump's telephone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky began unravelling before the ink was dry on the newspapers reporting it. [...] "The official," intoned our fishwrap of record, "has more direct information about the events than the first whistle-blower, whose complaint that Mr. Trump was using his power to get Ukraine to investigate his political rivals touched off an impeachment inquiry."  And just in case the anti-Trump bias of that was not sufficiently patent, the [New York] Times helpfully provided this caption to a photo of the President:  "President Trump pressured the president of Ukraine to investigate the son of former Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. during a phone call."  Oh really?  In addition to assuming our stupidity and presuming on our patience, the Times apparently believes that we cannot read.  That call in July between Donald Trump and the Ukrainian President was about efforts to influence the 2016 election, not the 2020 election.  How do we know?  President Trump said so in his call.

According to the AP, it is dumb white Democrat men who think Democrat policies are too far left.  To summarize the following article from AP, dumb, white Democrat males think Democrat policies have moved too far left and might vote for Trump.  The highly educated, diverse group of people, especially women, are enlightened and will vote for the bold policies of the Left.  The article further says Trump lost Congress in 2018 "in part because Trump's turbulent leadership style and divisive policies have alienated women."  Now, when Obama's Democrats got stomped in 2010 and for the next six years, losing over 1,000 seats nationwide, we rarely if ever got stories that they lost because of Obama's turbulent leadership style and because he alienated anyone.  Usually it was because the people just didn't understand how wonderful progressive Democrat policies are.

Schumer: 'This Inquiry Was Not Taken Up for Partisan Reasons'.  Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, in a floor speech on Wednesday, said the Trump White House and its allies will "rush" to call the Democrat impeachment inquiry a "partisan with hunt no matter how serious the allegations."  "But let me be clear," Schumer continued, "because I know accusations of partisanship are already being written.  This inquiry was not taken up for partisan reasons.  It does not prejudge an outcome."

The Latest Impeachment Frenzy Is About #Resistance, Not High Crimes And Misdemeanors.  "This has nothing to do with politics or partisanship."  That was how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi put it shortly before announcing the opening of an official impeachment investigation into President Donald Trump.  Who is she trying to kid?

Like It Never Even Happened.  [Scroll down]  This is exactly how the Democratic Party operates these days.  Whenever one of their current talking points or policy planks is shown to be dishonest or wildly inaccurate or completely deceptive, the Dems don't apologize or modify their position or readjust their thinking in the slightest.  Instead, they do exactly the opposite: they dig their heels in deeper, reconfirm their existing stance and plow forward as if the contradictory new evidence never came to light.  There are so many examples of this and it happens so frequently that you wonder what they could be thinking.  Do the Dems really regard the voting public with such contempt that they think they can get away with it with total impunity?  Do they really think the mainstream media is so much in the tank for them that they're confident they'll never be called out for their blatant dishonesty and hypocrisy?  Yes, the Dems do think this.  And unfortunately, they are largely correct.

Deplorables got it right.  It is an article of faith among the Washington Establishment that supporters of President Donald John Trump are dumber than rocks.  And yet we deplorables were right while the experts were wrong.  Hmm.  We were told repeatedly that we were voting against our own economic interests in voting for President Trump. [...] But the opposite happened.  The stock market took off.  Unemployment is at a 50-year low.  Wages are rising for the lowest-paid workers.  Inflation remains minimal.  How did the deplorables know that President Trump's mixture of tax cuts, trade talks, immigration enforcement, and regulatory relief would bring an economic revival not seen since the 1960s?  Let's look at who the deplorables are. [...]

CNN's Chris Cuomo:  Christians 'Surrendered Character for the Courts'.  During a conversation on the Trump administration's impact on the judicial branch Tuesday night, two CNN prime time hosts expressed disappointment about the administration's progress in transforming the judiciary and slammed Christian conservatives for supporting President Trump in spite of his personal moral failings. [...] While Cuomo appeared at least slightly put off by the demographics of the "faces of Trump's bench," he seemed more disturbed about the fact that "all are staunch conservatives and some woefully lack the acumen we would expect."

Store owners cannot be jailed for refusing to make wedding invitations for same-sex couples:  Arizona Supreme Court.  The city of Phoenix cannot compel an art studio owned by two Christians to design wedding invitations for same-sex couples, the Arizona Supreme Court ruled Monday [9/16/2019] in a 4-3 decision.  Joanna Duka and Breanna Koski, who run Brush & Nib Studio, potentially faced $2,500 in fines and six months in jail for violating Phoenix's 2013 ordinance that prohibited discrimination based on "sexual orientation, gender identity or expression."  "Duka and Koski's beliefs about same-sex marriage may seem old-fashioned, or even offensive to some," wrote Justice Andrew Gould in the opinion of the court.  "But the guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion are not only for those who are deemed sufficiently enlightened, advanced, or progressive."

Another spurious Kavanaugh smear proves the depravity of the left.  Each time we think the left can stoop no lower into the gutter of the politics of personal destruction, they prove us wrong and descend further into yet another of Dante's circles of hell.  And who is right there leading the charge?  The New York Times, perhaps the most despicable news outlet on the planet, and long ago re-formulated into an arm of the DNC intent upon foisting their particular agenda upon the masses.  Keep in mind that they have nothing but contempt for said masses whom they believe to be dumber than rocks and so easily led down the destructive path of socialism.  So how stupid do they think we are with their latest story, a smear on Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh?  How stupid could we be, really, that we would fall for another fabricated allegation of sexual impropriety by a man they already put through the wringer?  This time, they've thrown out to us an allegation that even the supposed "victim" does not recall.

Conservatives evil, progressives good?  [Scroll down]  Leftists impose their will on others because they purport to believe they know what's best for them.  They are the anti-Framers.  This is why they slander the Founders, disdain the Constitution, and demand that statues and murals depicting them be removed.  They would replace the Declaration of Independence with near total dependence on The State, meaning those like themselves.  They try to repeal Natural Law and the inalienable right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — granted to us all by the Creator — by saying that equality of outcome supersedes equality of opportunity, and that God doesn't really exist, is only a construct of ignorant, superstitious, backward rubes in rural wastelands.

The Rise of the New Left Urbanists.  In recent years, a new faction has emerged in city politics: what one might call the new Left urbanists.  These activists believe that local governments must rebuild the urban environment — housing, transit, roads, and tolls — to produce a new era of city flourishing, characterized by social and racial justice and a net-zero carbon footprint.  The urbanists rally around provocative slogans like "ban all cars," "raze the suburbs," and "single-family housing is white supremacy" — ironically, since they're generally white, affluent, and educated themselves.  They're often employed in public or semipublic roles in urban planning, housing development, and social advocacy.  They treat public housing, mass transit, and bicycle lanes as a kind of holy trinity — and they want to impose their religion on you.

AOC Claims 'Woke' Millennials Are the First Generation to Protest Government.  Celebrity Democrat Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) claims that "woke" millennials and "Gen Z" are the first generations to protest their government and are better "informed" than their predecessors.  Ocasio-Cortez made the bold claims during her latest Instagram Live video, suggesting the younger generations are more well-versed in history than past generations.  Seemingly forgetting about the turbulent 1960s, AOC claimed millennials and Generation Z are the first "willing to go to the streets" and challenge their government.

Doomsday AOC: Brave millennials are first 'informed' generation to defy government.  Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., claimed in her latest blabbering Instagram Live video that millennials are more "informed" than past generations and also the first generation "willing to go to the streets" to protest the government.  "I think young people are more informed and dynamic than their predecessors," the controversial congresswoman said.  She added, "They actually take time to read and understand our [world] history."

Elizabeth Warren, the worst of the bunch.  Like Hillary Clinton, Warren is contemptuous not only of Trump and his supporters, but of pretty much all Americans.  By her standards, we are all stupid.  She overstates her significance; we are not as dumb as she thinks.  She is an armchair lefty whose cheap disdain for the rest of us is all there is to her.

CNN Ponders Trump 2020: 'What Is the Magic That He Doles Out?'  Rolling Stone magazine recently published an article titled "Trump 2020: Be Very Afraid," which carries the following subtitle:  "America is the first country to ever elect a Mad King, and the way things are going, we may be dumb enough to do it twice."

MSNBC Guest Tiffany Cross: 'I Highly Doubt' Anybody at a MAGA Rally Can Find Greenland on a Map.  Friday [8/16/2019] on MSNBC's "Live," The Beat DC managing editor Tiffany Cross said she doubted any attendees at a Trump rally could find Greenland on a map while discussing reposts that President Donald Trump inquired about the U.S. buying Greenland.

AOC: Trump Supporters Not Educated Enough to Recognize Their Own Racism.  This week on Crooked Media's "Pod Save America," Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) said many of President Donald Trump's supporters were not educated enough on racism to understand the policies they support are racist.  Ocasio-Cortez said, "It's not about asking are Trump voters racist.  We need to talk about racism, not racists.  Racist — it's a very two-dimensional, boring conversation.  Is something racist, yes or no."

Democrats & Media Think Hispanics Are Inherently Stupid & Dishonest.  I know most Democrats in the grassroots truly think they're doing good.  They truly think our nation is a racist hellhole and that — simultaneously and thus demonstrating a total lack of self-awareness — brown people need their pity in order to succeed.  But however well-intended they may be, they're still wildly wrong and are doing exponentially more to crush liberty and create hatred/division, than they'll ever do to inspire the former or quell the latter.  The media and Democrats have conditioned Hispanic illegal immigrants to eat, sleep and breathe unhealthy entitlement and unsafe lawlessness.  And those who support the Democrats and media have been taught to believe that people with brown skin need lower bars, and passes that other people don't get.

Soledad O'Brien insults black people who support Trump.  Apparently, you can't go to a Trump rally while black without getting insulted by leftists.  Washed up actress Bette Midler was the last one we heard from on it, calling black people at Trump rallies "blackground" and that was just a week ago.  Now, fourth-rate talking head Soledad O'Brien has picked up the torch to throw out another insult to black people: [...] In O'Brien's view, black people are incapable of "thinking for themselves," as Candace Owens puts it, which draws many to support President Trump.  She's completely convinced that if you're black, you must hate Trump.

Kamala Harris Must Think Voters Are Pretty Dumb.  After going back and forth and back and forth about whether she would eliminate private insurance and shove every American into Medicare, Kamala Harris thinks she's found a solution.  Shove everyone into Medicare, but do it a little more slowly and pretend that private insurers will still be involved.  No doubt the Democratic California senator is reading the same polls as everyone else.  Namely, that the public thinks it likes "Medicare for All" until it learns what it means.  Then support evaporates.  But Harris still wants to appeal to the Democrats' increasingly socialist base.

Rob Reiner Says All Trump Supporters are Racist.  Filmmaker and left-wing activist Rob Reiner has declared that all supporters of President Donald Trump are racist, claiming that Trump has made it "abundantly clear" his re-election [campaign] is based on white nationalism.  Posting on his Twitter feed, which is almost entirely dedicated to attacking Trump and the current administration, Reiner explained that voting for Trump means there is no distinction between "being a racist and a racist enabler."

MSNBC Analyst: 'We in the Media' Failed to Explain Russia Probe in 'Bite-Sized Way' for Public.  MSNBC analyst Richard Stengel said Thursday [7/255/2019] that "we in the media" hadn't done a good-enough job of explaining the particulars of the Russia investigation to the public in a "bite-sized way."  In the aftermath of former special counsel Robert Mueller's low-key testimony Wednesday on Capitol Hill, the former Obama administration diplomat said on Deadline:  White House it was incumbent on the press and Democrats to put significant nuggets from the Russia probe on a "three-by-five card" and repeat it over and over for Americans to understand.

Anderson Cooper Tries to Convince Texas Women That Trump Is a Racist.  In yet another CNN attempt to make people from south of D.C. look stupid and racist, Anderson Cooper and his crew gathered up eight Republican women from Texas and tried to harass them into agreeing that the president said a racist thing by telling AOC and her cronies to leave America if they don't like it.  It went hilariously sideways.  I especially like the part where the CNN "reporter" asks the leading question, "don't you think that's racist?" in a condescending and outraged tone.

A desperate Beto O'Rourke goes for broke, claims America was founded on white supremacy.  A failing campaign makes a man desperate, and Beto O'Rourke surely is a desperate man.  The former Texas congressman was asked this week at roundtable event featuring immigrant and refugee participants to explain how President O'Rourke would fight white supremacy in the United States.  "I know this from my home state, Texas, places that formed the Confederacy, that this country was founded on white supremacy," the poorly polling 2020 Democratic primary candidate responded.  He added, "And every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression, even in our democracy."  Remember:  O'Rourke was addressing immigrants and refugees.  Welcome to America, you idiots.

Sanctimony in politics leads to violence.  Violence by Antifa thugs in Portland, Oregon, this weekend — while police stood by and watched — is the result of the holier-than-thou approach to politics of Democrats.  Liberals created and fostered this atmosphere by branding the opposition as evil in 2016.  Topping the list were Hillary's basket of deplorables speech and Biden calling supporters of Donald John Trump the dregs of society.  Portraying their opponents as subhuman ogres gave license to their brownshirt brigade to attack Trump supporters, and the Antifa thugs have.

Where the Democrats are Trying to Take Us.  The primary threat to this nation is not Donald Trump nor his supporters but an evolving autocratic oligarchy made up of the hierarchy of American Left, which includes elements of the political class, the mainstream media, the education establishment and, most recently, the titans of Silicon Valley.  Over the past 25 years, while the bulk of the Republican Party and the hierarchy of the conservative movement myopically extended the hand of friendship, this cabal has been overwhelmingly successful in their stealth takeover of the Democratic Party, which is now the vehicle being utilized to manipulate the "unenlightened and inferior" masses with utopian promises and empty rhetoric.

Capitolism: The defining issue of the 2020 elections.  The real problem in America is not capitalism, but capitolism, the limitless unchecked power in Washington and the rest of the Beltway (that tiny sliver of America composed of those states running along the East Coast from Washington to Boston — and the California coastline) and the rest of America.  Lurking behind this divide is the nauseating stench of gleeful bigotry by the geographically empowered towards the geographically disempowered.  In unguarded moments, Democrats give voice to that Beltway bigotry, such as when Obama spoke of people in rural America "bitterly clinging to their guns and religion" and when Hillary's spoke of "deplorable" Americans, or in the repellant "Jesusland" electoral map invented by nasty little leftists after President Bush won re-election in 2004.  No parody of Americans in Flyover Country and their values is too crude to bother these Democrats.

Who are the science deniers?  The National Assessment of Educational Progress has issued its "Nation's Report Card" on America's schools and the data is clear.  Private schools — which are mostly religious — outperform their public-school counterparts in science scores in almost every subcategory, including physical science, life science and earth science.  But, I thought religious schools were backwoods bulwarks of knuckle dragging science deniers?  After all, if you listen to the likes of Rob Miller, the superintendent of Bixby Public Schools in Bixby, Oklahoma, you'd never think it possible that religious schools could even teach science — much less teach it better.

Pelosi Thinks Americans Are Too Dumb to Understand Impeachment.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi thinks the American people are too dumb to understand impeachment.  According to the Daily Beast, Pelosi expressed her condescending opinion about the intelligence of U.S. voters during a closed-door meeting with other House Democrats, whom she is frantically trying to dissuade from impeachment proceedings.  In an apparent effort to dampen the enthusiasm of members who represent heavily-liberal districts in which support for impeachment is uniquely strong, she warned them that their constituents don't really comprehend what they're demanding.  While that's undoubtedly true of the far-left Democrat base, Pelosi contended that the rest of the country is equally clueless.

More proof Joe Biden is not up to the rigors of campaigning.  Joe Biden is testing a new campaign tactic in Iowa:  Insult the voters as ignoramuses.  Yeah, that'll work. [...] Iowans, in general, are the salt of the earth types, rooted in agriculture and industry, and in their earnest Midwestern style, asking questions and listening to answers.  That's why Biden telling Iowans that they "probably don't know where Delaware is" is such a bizarre thing to say.

Biden tells Iowans: 'Probably a lot of you don't know where Delaware is'.  An East Coast liberal running for president dropped in on the bumpkins in Iowa today and insulted their intelligence.  Joe Biden campaigned at Clinton Community College this morning and was touting Obamacare, and attempted to connect with the gun-toting, pickup-driving, Bible-reading rubes.

Rep.  Marcia Fudge:  "Trump Supporters Are Either Racist, Religious, Ignorant, Or Dumb".  Rep. Marcia Fudge was so proud of her vile 5-minute rant on the House floor that she even tweeted out a video of it!  The comments below the video (see below) slam her for her hateful words towards anyone who is a Trump supporter.

The Left's Lousy Grasp of Science.  The left has long fancied itself as the champion of science, insisting for years now that the tools of logic and reason belong to no one else.  By extension, it often considers conservatives Neanderthalic savages who place their faith in invisible beings rather than reality.

Ilhan Omar Trashes America: 'Ignorance Is Really Pervasive In Many Parts Of This Country'.  Speaking about the process that refugees go through, Omar claimed that Republicans were "really good at misinformation and sort of really reorganizing facts to sort of paint a picture that really eventually is not rooted in fact."  "And so it is not that they might not be knowledgeable about this, but they use it as a tool to stir up hate and division," Omar continued.  "And ignorance really is pervasive in many parts of, of this country."

Rural Americans would be serfs if we abolished the Electoral College.  Should rural and small-town Americans be reduced to serfdom?  The American Founders didn't think so.  This is one reason why they created checks and balances, including the Electoral College.  Today that system is threatened by a proposal called the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, or NPV.  Rural America produces almost all our country's food, as well as raw materials like metals, cotton and timber.  Energy, fossil fuels but also alternatives like wind and solar come mostly from rural areas.  In other words, the material inputs of modern life flow out of rural communities and into cities.  This is fine, so long as the exchange is voluntary — rural people choose to sell their goods and services, receive a fair price, and have their freedom protected under law.  But history shows that city dwellers have a nasty habit of taking advantage of their country cousins.

Defiant Tlaib suggests she'll talk like '4th grader' so 'racist idiots' understand; Pelosi demands GOP apology.  Once again, freshman leftist Congesswoman Rashida Tlaib has stepped in it, making remarks that have offended people of sound mind around the globe.  Not only that, she has continued to make matters worse by calling those she has offended "racist idiots" ... as a guest on Seth Meyers' program last night [5/13/2019].

Socialist mindset:  Nationalize and infantilize.  What's the difference between the average big-government liberal and a full-fledged socialist?  Socialists sometimes comprehend the devastating effect regulation has on private enterprise — and for them, that's half the point of regulation.  Socialists also don't try as hard as ordinary liberals to hide the fact that they don't trust you to make decisions for yourself.

Does President Trump Want to Be Impeached?  As is her party's wont, Pelosi is portraying her caucus as the victims of a president and his "deplorable" supporters.  This is despite the fact the Democrats have spent more than two years merrily smearing them all as treasonous, racist, and sundry other vile, baseless epithets.  Even if Pelosi is oblivious, President Trump and his base are keenly aware of this.

Our Lying Garbage Media Is Lying Garbage, But You Knew That.  The mainstream media is our enemy.  That's undeniable; to deny it is to deny what we see and hear with our own eyes and ears every day.  Don't be a "the media is garbage" denier.  It would be like denying climate change if climate change was a real thing instead of a media-driven scam designed to take your money and freedom.  Worse, the mainstream media is an enemy that considers you unworthy of the courtesy of not lying to your face about obvious things.  Liberal journalists have such contempt for us that they won't even make the effort to gaslight us properly any more.  Maybe it's because liberal journalists think you are dumb.  Maybe liberal journalists are themselves dumb.  Or maybe — probably — it's some combination of the two.  But they are no longer even showing you the respect of trying to pretend that they are not lying to you.

Now we know for sure that Trump is the better man.  Those of us who live in solid Democrat strongholds amid single-minded leftists will know what it is like to attempt a civil conversation about President Trump.  This is especially true if one encounters those true-blue Dems in the wealthiest areas of California, N.Y., and D.C.  Because they are wealthy, successful, often educated at one of the prestige colleges, they know, with every fiber of their being, that they are smarter, wiser, and better than any of us lowly, deplorable Trump-supporters.

The Congresswoman From Somalia.  Now, of course, the Hon. Omar is not a very well-informed person. Not only does she not understand what she is talking about, but when she talks she mangles the English language.  She is a perfect representative of the Democrats' core constituency, the moron vote.  Nonetheless Democrats are scrambling to Omar's defense.  They are claiming that "the right" and President Donald Trump have incited violence against her.  That they are guilty of Islamophobia and of politicizing a grave tragedy, that being the cowardly 9/11 sneak attack against not a military target but against unarmed citizens going about their peaceful business.  It was even more treacherous than the Pearl Harbor attack.

Spying By Any Other Name.  Of course, the mainstream media and Democrats think you're too stupid to see the obvious — that the Trump campaign was spied upon, repeatedly, by an FBI investigation spurred in large part by a phony dossier assembled by Democrats, filled with Russian disinformation, and compiled by an ex-foreign spy to undermine the campaign and then the presidency.  But then again, never forget, they do think they're your betters and that somehow they're more enlightened than you are.  Only an idiot could look at what the FBI, and let's be honest, the CIA and others, did and say, No, this couldn't reasonably be considered spying.

The Democratic Presidential Contenders' Demeaning View of Americans.  Each Democratic presidential contender emits a foul odor of arrogance and superiority.  They believe they are our betters, extremely qualified to dictate how we should think and live our lives.  Contrary to Sen. Harris' presidential announcement speech, she and her fellow Democrats seek to remove our power by repealing our constitutional rights and block us from acquiring wealth.  We are far better, much smarter, and much stronger than Democratic presidential contenders think we are.

A Brief Survey of 2020's Psychotic Democratic Roster.  [Scroll down]  Along with their support for open borders, all the declared candidates are vowing their support for reparations, of course.  There are no living persons who were slaves.  It is a ridiculous agenda issue, completely unworkable.  They all know this, but like all the Democrats in D.C., they really do believe that the rest of us are idiots, easily fooled by nonsense claims and promises.  That is why they claim to support Ocasio-Cortez's plan to rid the nation of planes, cars, and all things fossil-fueled.  As we all know from watching all the climate alarmists in Congress and in Hollywood, they will not, do not intend to ever change the fossil-fueled lifestyle they enjoy.  No.  Their brand of socialist tyranny will apply to only the rest of us.

Concerned citizen calls out liberal city council who treat him with total contempt.  When left-wing politicians claim to be "for the people," they never mean it.  You see it every day in how left-wing politicians behave on the national stage and on the local stage.  Take for instance the disgusting contempt that the virulently left-wing, elitist members of the Seattle City Council displayed earlier this month when a local voter showed up at a "public comment" hearing to express his concerns about the state of American democracy.  From the get-go, members of the council seemed to ignore the voter, choosing to stare down at their phones and paperwork instead of turning their heads up and actually listening.

House Democrats pass yet another laughable measure.  It's pretty clear that the Democratic caucus that runs the House of Representatives has a low opinion of the intelligence of the American public, but a measure passed Tuesday takes the cake when it comes to wasting the taxpayers' time, attention span, and money.  At least the media have done them the favor of largely ignoring it.  Intoxicated with the idea of investigating President Trump right out of office, until yesterday, they were able to cling to some pretense of plausibility, even if making ridiculous (and financially ruinous) demands on anyone associated with President Trump, including his children.  Those constraints no longer apply.

De Blasio tells New Yorkers how to use their toilets.  New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is apparently concerned folks in the Big Apple don't know how to properly use their toilets, so he's offering a little advice.

Democrats Need Stupid Voters.  Remember Jonathan Gruber, the chief architect of ObamaCare?  The economics professor from MIT had bragged the law was deliberately written in tortured and confusing language in order to fool the American voter and famously said, "lack of transparency was a huge political advantage."  Gruber also sneered that the overall strategy to have the bill passed into law "depended on the stupidity of the American voter."  How could Gruber be confident that enough voters would be so stupid as to support Democratic efforts to take control of our healthcare?  Well, for one thing, he's not only a Democrat, but part of their aristocracy.  Even more importantly, Gruber is an academic elitist.  In other words, making sure people remain stupid about basic economics has been the primary focus of his life's work.  But he's hardly alone.

A Bulwark of Liberal Clichés.  In keeping with the annual custom, a progressive journalist attended this year's Conservative Political Action Conference outside Washington, D.C., with the sole purpose of mocking the event.  The self-admitted liberal posted an ongoing Twitter screed that made fun of several CPAC speakers, including a beloved, elderly man recovering from a brutal bout with cancer.  She questioned why so many pro-life, pro-gun and anti-socialists were among the 10,000 attendees, but concluded it must be because Trump supporters are "poorly educated."  A college dropout herself, the reporter nonetheless tried to shame Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk also for being a college dropout.

Bad Ideas Make for Bad Progressive Policies.  Democrats believe they are the "brights," the sophisticated thinkers free of irrational beliefs and the subjection to outmoded traditions that characterize conservatives.  Barack Obama, for example, entered office vowing to "restore science to its rightful place," implying that his predecessor just "made stuff up," a phrase he used recently in South Africa in a subtle dig at Donald Trump.  Our partisan disputes over policy reflect this unearned assumption of certainty on the part of the left, and explains their passionate hatred of those who oppose them.  To progressives, such people are irredeemable flat-earthers resisting the progress of knowledge in order to serve evil ends like defending their racist and sexist "privilege."  Yet on the level of ideas that reflect notions of human nature, the self-styled "brights" on the left are often the slaves of some defunct intellectual or outdated received wisdom, not the sober, rational followers of scientific facts.

The Biggest Threat To Press Freedom Is The Media Itself.  To the extent that politicized charges of "fake news" do enter the picture, can anyone honestly say there isn't good reason to suggest that elite media are overwhelmingly biased against certain political and religious viewpoints?  The media response to public anger at the media thus far amounts to little more than a condescending chorus of complaints that half the country doesn't know "the facts" and lacks the sophistication to appreciate the editorial worldview being foisted on them.

Massachusetts a breeding ground for the worst.  Doesn't it sometimes seem like almost every sanctimonious jerk in politics and the left-wing media has some kind of connection to Massachusetts?  The commonwealth has become a magnet for a hugely disproportionate number of America's most obnoxious know-it-alls — they're not all natives, but so many of the nation's most insufferable idiots have spent time here, and they all have one thing in common:  They're smarter, more moral and just generally better than the rest of us, and they want to inform us of their superiority 24/7, whether we want to hear about it or not.

Washington Post's National Political Correspondent Calls Trump Supporters 'Rubes'.  A spokesperson at the Washington Post told The Daily Caller News foundation the following when asked about Weigel's remarks:  "We do not think our reporters should be using derogatory terms to characterize anyone," and that the "matter is being handled internally," the spokesman said.  Weigel's comments are just the latest example of the veteran reporter's history of injecting naked left-wing bias into his work.  In 2010, Weigel was forced to resign from his first job at WaPo after The Daily Caller disclosed private emails from him to other reporters on the infamous "Journolist" listserv signaling strong animus towards conservatives.

NBC Science Deniers Refuse Climate Debate.  Wake up, America!  We the People are being told we are not intelligent enough to understand both sides of an issue and come to our own conclusions.  The media have gone from doing their job, reporting the news without opinion or bias, to being pompous dictators, doling out only the information they want us to have.

The Evil Genius of 'Native American'.  [Scroll down]  Undeterred and certainly not embarrassed, the media moved on to another story:  Catholic high school kids had surrounded, harassed, and taunted a harmless old Native American man on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.  The kids were Catholic, which Democrats suggest disqualifies them from holding public office.  Most of them were white, so they were obviously racist.  They looked like cis-male heterosexuals, so when they're not harassing old people they're planning their next rape party.  And they're from Kentucky — Kentucky! — Is that even a real place?  I think it's in flyover country somewhere.  So they've got to be gap-toothed, illiterate rednecks who hate gays, Muslims, and who want a Big Beautiful Wall to make refugee children suffer.  Does that about sum it up?

More about News Media vs Covington Catholic High School.

A License To Hate.  Recently on CNN, former Republican politico and now Never Trump cable new analyst Rick Wilson characterized Donald Trump's supporters as his "credulous rube ten-toothed base."  Wilson was not original in his smear of the 63 million Americans who voted for Trump.  He was likely resonating an earlier slander of Politico reporter Marco Caputo.  The latter had tweeted of the crowd he saw at a Trump rally:  "If you put everyone's mouths together in this video, you'd get a full set of teeth."  Was the point of these stereotypes that poor white working-class people who supposedly voted for the controversial Trump understandably ate improperly, did not practice proper dental hygiene, or did not visit dentists — or all three combined?

Massachusetts a breeding ground for the worst.  Doesn't it sometimes seem like almost every sanctimonious jerk in politics and the left-wing media has some kind of connection to Massachusetts?  The commonwealth has become a magnet for a hugely disproportionate number of America's most obnoxious know-it-alls — they're not all natives, but so many of the nation's most insufferable idiots have spent time here, and they all have one thing in common:  They're smarter, more moral and just generally better than the rest of us, and they want to inform us of their superiority 24/7, whether we want to hear about it or not.

Michelle Obama tells crowd how much smarter she is than everyone else.  Former First Lady Michelle Obama wants people to know how much smarter she is than everyone else.  While speaking to an audience during talk with Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in London, Obama said she's been at "powerful tables" and that they are not that smart.  "I have been at probably every powerful table that you can think of, I have worked at nonprofits, I have been at foundations, I have worked in corporations, served on corporate boards, I have been at G-summits, I have sat in at the U.N.:  They are not that smart," she arrogantly said.

The Globalist Mindset:  They Hate You.  Whom do the globalists despise?  The carbon spewing Winnebago owners, the snowmobilers, the jet skiers, the Glock packers, the Elks Clubbers, the lathe workers, the 101st Airborners with molôn labé tattooed on their arms, the 7-11 owners, the nutty Brit who speaks reverentially of Churchill, the dumb grubby French guy on a tractor who has no clue that his diesel engine must soon be replaced by three-hour batteries, the wacko Greek who cannot appreciate a boatload of noble Libyans landing on the beach below his ancestral olive grove in Crete, the limited Czech who clings to the hokey belief that residents in the Czech Republic should still speak Czech — in other words, all the autonomous cranks, and odd ballers who did not get the message, are not yet on board, and should have been by now long past woke.

Chuck Todd, Lord of the Flies?  So, according to the not inimitable Chuck Todd, those of us who voted for Trump are "gullible."  That we are stupid goes without saying.  Trump "tricked Hillary into responding to non-issues while stupid voters took care of the rest on election day."  Todd went on to say "I knew the gaslighting was out there.... but I think there was part of me in my head that assumed people were discerning it out, knew the BS from the non-BS."  This from the allegedly "articulate" Chuck Todd.  Clearly he is not the sharpest knife in the drawer.  He did not major in journalism or even English — that is obvious.  He majored in political science, and never graduated.  How he ended up as a news anchor on NBC is a "riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma."  He is just another leftist ideologue posing as a journalist; like George Stephanopoulos, Chris Matthews, Tom Brokow, et. al.  Ninety-five percent of those who pretend to deliver news to the American people are left-wing activists who consider it their honor and duty to tell the rest of us how to think.  As Todd so freely opined at the "Recode Decode" podcast this week, they somehow failed to educate us illiterate morons who voted for Trump.

DNC Chair Tom Perez Attacks Americans Who Vote Based On Faith.  Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez complained on Wednesday about voters who are influenced by church leaders, suggesting that Americans are stupid for allowing their religious convictions about abortion to guide their voting choices.

Democrats are now the smartest people in the room even if you're too stupid to understand that.  Now, despite the big gains in the House and the midterms, Democrats still may not get it.  They have a new line.  They've been testing it out.  All right, ready for this?  They are now the smartest people in the room who have all the answers, even if you are too stupid to understand it.  Here's how Hawaii Senator Mazie Hirono explains it:  "One of the things that we Democrats have a really hard time [with] is connecting to people's hearts instead of here.  We are really good at shoving out all the information that touches people here but not here.  We Democrats know so much — that is true.  We have the kind of tell everybody how smart we are, and so we have a tendency to be very left brain."

Mississippi Rejects Democrat Race-Baiting.  [Scroll down]  It turns out, however, that Mississippi voters are not quite the fools the Democrats and the media took them for.  Indeed, the transparent contempt with which the latter regard the residents of the Magnolia State probably contributed to the size of Espy's loss.  Instead of explaining why the Democrat would do a better job representing them than the Republican, they treated the voters like idiots.

The Snob Party.  The genuinely refined — particularly those cocooned by wealth — usually are not much interested in the enthusiasms or tastes of others, whereas the snob is obsessed with his own discernment relative to the low and vulgar tastes of those around him.  The snob is the kind of man who sees a pair of Wranglers and sneers at the life he imagines they represent:  $42,000 a year, tract house, SUV, work boots, Garth Brooks, Donald Trump.  The snob isn't a man of exacting tastes, but a poseur:  The word derives from an older English word for a shoemaker's apprentice and is intended to convey contempt for vulgar social climbers who aped the manners and tastes of the upper classes.

Tennessee Rep.-elect calls state 'racist,' Republican voters 'uneducated'.  A Democratic member-elect for the Tennessee House of Representatives is under fire for slamming the state as "racist" and Republicans voters as "uneducated" in a now-deleted Facebook video.  London Lamar, who ran uncontested in the state's House District 91 and will take office in January, posted the controversial video the day after last week's midterm elections, CBS-affiliated WREG-TV reported.  "Tennessee's racist.  Period.  Period.  Like, Tennessee is racist," Ms. Lamar said in the video.

Obama To Millennials:  Don't Let Your Grandparents Choose Your Senator.  Obama is always a class act.  A condescending, sneering class act, sowing racial, class and even generational division with a wink and a smirk. [...] Obama broke the Dems, but in doing so they've left him behind.  His routine of peddling the illusion of hip would have been news years ago.  It would also have been more effective.  Now it's just a tired old joke.

Fake bombs are not bombs.  Fake news is fake news.  Underestimating the intelligence of the American people is a progressive conceit.  People on the left are confident that those not on their "team" are all troglodytes. [...] So a person or persons unknown deployed the fake bomb scare; phony, inert devices lacking detonators, meant to look like bombs but clearly evident as a hoax to bomb experts.  Those who were in the room with the device sent to CNN took pictures of it and tweeted them out.  They knew that it was not dangerous the minute they saw it but are so convinced that the rest of us are idiots that they pretended it was an actual threat.

'Kanye West is what happens when Negroes don't read': CNN guest declares artist too stupid to meet with Trump.  Kanye West serves as an example of the intolerance to varying opinion on the left, and how they react when people of color escape the Democratic plantation.  CNN commentator Bakari Sellers responded to the rapper's scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump on Thursday [10/11/2018] to discuss prison reform and job opportunities for ex-cons by effectively calling West ignorant.

Hilarious: Andrea Mitchell asks historian to debunk a Trump claim and gets an unpleasant surprise.  An odd form of hubris has overtaken Democrats in both their political and media branches.  They are so certain that President Trump is ignorant and they are smart that they march right into traps of their own devising.

Weak passwords banned in California from 2020.  Default passwords such as "admin" and "password" will be illegal for electronics firms to use in California from 2020.  The state has passed a law that sets higher security standards for net-connected devices made or sold in the region.  It demands that each gadget be given a unique password when it is made.

My list of former faves keeps growing.  I used to be a film junkie and enjoyed many movies with talented stars but now I am so turned off by the antics of these Trump Deranged Syndrome addicted individuals, I've sworn off patronizing any of their endeavors. [...] Since the 2016 presidential campaign, many of us conservative Trump supporters have been vilified by our families, friends and the mainstream media, and depicted as lacking intelligence.

Haters now call Trump supporters the 'dregs of society'.  Watch out Trump supporters!  Former Vice President Joseph R. Biden is on the trail and has downgraded you from "deplorables" to the "dregs of society."  It's the September before an election, and like well-oiled machines, Democratic leadership crawls out of their basement, ready to instill fear, division and loathing into the American electorate.  And they hate you even more than they did before.  One would think they would have learned that denigrating the American people is passe, but it's all they have, and yet they still have to have you rubes, rednecks and deplorables for your vote.  But their biggest insult is to their own base whom they believe are so unhinged and lacking of a moral compass, that casting their neighbors as something less than human will inspire them.

Kamala Harris Dismisses Kavanaugh's Pocket Constitution: 'That Book You Carry'.  Democratic Senator Kamala Harris referred to SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh's pocket Constitution as "that book you carry" on Thursday [9/6/2018].  Harris was listing what she believes to be unenumerated rights that are not explicitly listed in the U.S. Constitution and asked Kavanaugh which ones he would get rid of.  "I'm gonna ask you about unenumerated rights," Harris said.  "'Unenumerated rights' is a phrase that lawyers use but I wanna make clear what we're talking about.  It means rights that are protected by the Constitution even though they're not specifically mentioned by the Constitution."  "So they're not in that book that you carry," she said derisively.

Ten Inconvenient Facts.  [#8] The "deplorables" have good reason to mistrust their betters.  It's not just that politicians, economists and financiers, artists and entertainers, academics and intellectuals have failed so often in the 21st century to act as good stewards of their respective domains.  It's also that the men and women of the street now know exactly what the elite think of them.  You can't trust people who despise you.

Washington Post Reporter Takes Shot At Trump Supporters.  Washington Post reporter Ashley Parker took a shot at President Donald Trump's supporters on Friday, suggesting that they are not a group that is a "reality-based community."  Appearing on MSNBC with Stephanie Ruhle, Parker spoke about Trump's war with the media and noted his latest shots at the Department of Justice, tech companies, and the Democratic party.  "Well, you note that many of his claims, not just last night at his rally but across twitter over the last few days, they have no evidence," Ruhle said, insinuating that they were lies.  "Does that matter at this point with his supporters?"

Study finds conservatives are 'right to be skeptical of scientists'.  Led by Nathan Confas, the study "Does Activism in the Social Sciences Explain Conservatives' Distrust of Scientists?" can be found in the recent issue of the American Sociologist, a special edition dedicated to ideological diversity and conservative issues.  The study takes aim at the oft-repeated claim that conservatives distrust science because they find it threatening to their religious worldview, and the insinuation that religious conservatives align with a backwards, regressive approach towards science.  Research confirms that every decade since 1974, conservatives' trust in scientists has decreased.  But little has been done to explore why.

The Mask Slips In Santa Barbara.  A little noticed detail in Santa Barbara's recent drive to criminalize plastic straws, which culminated in the Santa Barbara city council taking testimony from a nine-year-old about the planetary menace, has come to light in recent days.  During that council session, councilman Jesse Dominguez said the following in response to citizens who asked "what's next?":  "Unfortunately, common sense is just not common.  We have to regulate every aspect of people's lives."  Take that one in for a moment, for it expresses the core impulse of liberalism today.

'We Have to Regulate Every Aspect of People's Lives'.  A Santa Barbara city councilman inadvertently let slip the primary purpose of progressivism in 21st century America.  The city recently criminalized the use of plastic straws.  Speaking to that issue, Councilman Jesse Dominguez said, "Unfortunately, common sense is just not common.  We have to regulate every aspect of people's lives."  Got that?  "We" are smarter than you and know what's best for you better than you do.  Perhaps realizing that his comment revealed a fundamental truth of progressive thought, Dominguez tried to walk back his gaffe: [...]

Here's what the left doesn't get about America.  I was once a proud member of the Democratic party. [...] Around 2011, however, I finally reached the point where I could no longer swallow the radicalized rhetoric coming from the left.  The reasons were complex, but there was one thing above all else that planted me firmly in the Republican camp: the left's need to constantly trash or see America in a negative light.  Whether it was Barack Obama declaring we needed to "fundamentally transform" America, or a liberal activist who once said to me, "This country isn't exceptional — it's pathetic" — it was clear to me that, for some reason, many on the left see America as wicked, unholy, and in need of some sort of purification.

This isn't culture war.  It's worse.  Progressives continue to astonish normal people with their complete incomprehension of normals (as Kurt Schlichter calls them) as human beings.  Perhaps that's because they don't see us as human beings.  They call us unsavory names — deplorables, bitter clingers, toothless, plus every dirty word they can think of.  They throw nasty, biological things.  They spit on people.  They shove people, break windows, start fights, and go out of their way to ensure that everybody has a bad day.  Today's normal was a fifties liberal and, in many cases, a sixties liberal.  In those days, you could be a conservative Democrat or a liberal Republican, and it raised no eyebrows.  Today's prog, or extremist lefty, thinks all normals are extras from the movie Deliverance.  Yet most of the time we dress about as they do, take the same public transportation, shop in the same supermarkets, and live in the same neighborhoods.  If we really were toothless and illiterate, it would immediately stand out.  It doesn't.

Politico's Marc Caputo Mocks Trump Rally Attendees:  Toothless 'Garbage People'Politico reporter Marc Caputo mocked attendees of President Donald Trump's Tampa rally Tuesday night, referring to them as toothless "garbage people."  [He later posted an apology.]

The Elites' War on the Deplorables.  [Scroll down]  What did "garbage people" mean?  That by birth or training such toothless, smelly people were subhuman, like refuse?  And if [Politico reporter Marc] Caputo had substituted any other racial minority for his slurs, would he still have his job according to the canons of progressive censure and Internet lynching?  Could he have said something similarly degrading about the attendees of after an open borders or Black Lives Matter rally and still have his job?

Treating Trump supporters as subhuman.  This no longer is rhetoric.  This is inflammatory language aimed at generating a violent uprising.  Calls of treason are inaccurate but calculated to create an atmosphere openly hostile to political discourse.  The past three years of calling him Hitler and us Nazis are projection.  The other side of the political coin is so sure of itself — so indoctrinated in their beliefs — so close-minded that they have rejected civility.  They see President Trump and his supporters as subhuman.  Consider ABC presenter Whoopi Goldberg's hostile treatment of guest Jeanine Pirro.  Not only was Goldberg rude on the air, but afterward, she upped her harassment of Judge Pirro.

We Cannot Allow Strzokians Back into Power.  The Democrats' behavior during the oversight committee hearing was off-the-chain rude, crude, and arrogant — emitting a repulsive stench of superiority. [...] Democrats and the American left truly do believe they are our betters.  And when we disagree with their attempts to control every aspect of our lives "for our own good", they gang assault us in the media, seek to criminalize our opposition, and encourage their minions to physically beat us up.  Meanwhile, the leftist media constantly lectures us everyday Americans to be more tolerant of attacks on our traditional values, principles and institutions.  Leftists tell us to be more civil, less hateful and mean-spirited.

The Zombie Media.  The Russia scandal, I think, was just another attempt to divide and conquer.  The hope was that the legions of retired cold warriors who voted for Trump would balk in Pavlovian fashion at the mere mention of the word "Russia."  Again, the media wing of the political class showed quite plainly that they hold the minds of ordinary mortals in contempt.  It never occurred to them that the aged portions of the Republican base were more than bright enough to have noticed that today's communists are much closer to home.  The Legionnaires and their brethren didn't buy it.  Not for a hot second.  "Trump is Hitler"?  Again, the average voter knows the difference between refusing to invite the entire Third World in for breakfast on the taxpayer's dime on the one hand and herding local doctors and jewelers into gas chambers on the other.  We are not so lobotomized that we believe that swimming the Rio Grande at midnight is an "act of love" or that Thomas Jefferson's Declaration of Independence is a number-one bestseller in the Muslim world.

Obama the Oracle.  Courtesy of Edward-Isaac Dovere at Politico, we have an opportunity to enlighten our benighted selves with the mystic pronouncements of former president and present political oracle Barack Obama, offered this week at a Democratic National Committee fundraiser in Beverly Hills (California, not Michigan).  The event was intended to help the DNC dig out of the electoral hole at the federal, state and local levels that Democrats got themselves into during The Oracle's administration. [...] Never one to miss a teachable moment, The Oracle gives us poor saps a hint:  "If we don't vote, then this democracy doesn't work."  Reading the tea leaves, The Oracle appears to be instructing his audience that if Democrats don't vote, Democrats don't get elected.

They're calling you stupid.  Every time you hear some young hip woke leftist at a technology company like Facebook telling you he needs to protect you from fake news, remember that what he's saying is that you're a knuckle-dragging Neanderthal who is too stupid to figure out that it's okay for good people like Hillary to break the law.  In fact, he's saying the majority of Americans are too intellectually challenged to discriminate between fact and fiction.  Historically, "common" folk were able to figure out that the National Enquirer's stories about two-headed alien Elvis clones are fake and even that professional wrestling is staged.  They were able to see through the lies of Nazis and communists.  Yet for some reason, we're now being told that we need our betters to protects us from what they think we shouldn't read because we're just too stupid to differentiate between what's true and what's not.

Why Do They Hate Us?  With the Trump presidency, everyday citizens have gained a voice in Washington.  At exactly the same time, media attacks on these Americans have exploded.  The inference is clear:  Hollywood, the mainstream media, and academe believe that ordinary Americans must be silenced.  Only the "smart" ones, as leftists consider themselves, have a right to be heard.

FBI Employee: 'Trump's Supporters Are All Poor, Uneducated, Lazy POS'.  The Justice Department's Office of Inspector General report on the FBI handling of the Clinton email investigation reveals a bureau staffer made remarks attacking the "Deplorables," the voters who elected Donald Trump. [...] When Justice Department investigators asked if the comments demonstrated a political bias, the attorney said, "personal political feelings or beliefs... in no way impacted" the staffer's work undertaken on either the Clinton email probe or the Russia investigation.

The Astonishing Silliness of CNN.  The good people at CNN can do what they want, but this blatant chyron-splaining sends a rather clear and unfortunate message:  that they think their audience is daft and incapable of figuring things out for themselves.  CNN is frequently breathless when no one should be breathless, which would be kind of exhausting, if anyone cared.  Take this headline from the network's website this week:  "The 45 Most Astonishing Lines from Donald Trump's Nashville Speech."

Obama — Just Too Good for Us.  As president, Obama always found us wanting.  We were constantly disappointing him.  He would tell us the right thing to do and then sigh and purse his lips when his instructions were not followed. [...] He's saying that, sadly, we were not enlightened enough for the momentous changes wrought by the smartest people in the world — or even evolved enough for the first African-American president.  "Sometimes I wonder whether I was 10 or 20 years too early," Obama mused to aides.

Michelle Obama, take your snottiness and go.  Michelle Obama, the former first lady who seems to have appointed herself the spokesperson for the fairer gender, has taken to criticizing her fellow women for voting for Donald Trump for president in 2016.  She's "concerned" about women.  She's wondering "what is going on in our heads."  Well, she needn't be.  In fact, better yet, she ought to just go away.  And take that trail of condescension, too.  Obama's snottiness, while typical of the left's ever-present contempt toward the right, adds nothing to the current political climate but fire.

Jim Acosta says voters too stupid to grasp Trump 'act'.  Reporter Jim Acosta says too many Americans can't see through President Trump's "act" because they "don't have all their faculties."  CNN's chief White House correspondent and network colleague April Ryan sat down with Variety this week to discuss reporting on the White House in an era of "fake news" accusations.  The network duo expressed concern that Mr. Trump and his rhetorical "tentacles" will cause "anarchy" around the globe.

Feds studying adding warning labels to soda.  The National Institutes of Health is spending over $150,000 to study adding warning labels to soda.  The University of California, Davis, is conducting the study, which will test warning labels akin to those found on cigarettes at the campus cafeteria.  The study aims to determine whether the warning labels can "'nudge' consumers toward healthier dietary choices."

Wisdom and the Smartest People Ever.  Democrats are always the smart ones — smarter, better policies, and as a result morally superior.  Now, it's hard not to notice that the pinnacle of the left being smarter than everyone came to us with one Barack Obama, with his incredibly über-intelligent, superior group of advisers and administration.  Nobody was ever smarter.  Ever.  Except they really weren't.  For smart people, they actually did some of the dumbest things ever in public life.  The tragedy of so many believing they were the smartest people ever may haunt us for years.

Americans Grapple With Evil Amid Decline in Religious Faith.  Blaise Pascal once described a "God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man."  But in modern-day America, few statements can raise eyebrows more swiftly than expressing faith in the transcendent.  From Joy Behar mocking Vice President Mike Pence as mentally ill for believing that God guides him, to former President Barack Obama ridiculing "bitter" people who cling to guns or religion, the "enlightened" claim to have progressed past the simplistic explanations of those who still believe in the existence of good and evil.

Democrat:  Voters Are Too Stupid to Fill Out Ballots.  The Democratic secretary of state in New Mexico thinks voters are incapable of filling out their ballot without help.  Maggie Toulouse Oliver penned an editorial in the Albuquerque Journal advocating for the return of straight-ticket voting, which would allow voters to check one box, such as Democrat, and vote for every Democrat on the ballot.  "New Mexico had long utilized a 'straight party' voting option until 2012, when Dianna Duran, the first Republican secretary of state in New Mexico in 80 years, ended the practice behind closed doors with the stroke of her pen," Oliver writes.  "There was no discussion, no public input and no transparency.  Duran's was a clearly partisan decision — with the full support of her political party — that was part of an overall plan to both undermine trust in our election process and to make it more difficult to vote."

The Left's Small-Minded View of Small-Town America.  One motivation for such articles is evident and natural to the human condition:  the great satisfaction of pontificating about people beneath one's social station.  Another observable motivation, however, is political:  the need to find some great evil to blame for the election of the coastal elites' personal Satan:  President Trump.  Poor, mostly white, Christian conservatives in red states are an easy target.  They have no outlets through which to speak up for themselves, and the mainstream media never speak for them, just about them.

When Hillary Clinton Called You a Racist, Misogynist Idiot, She Was 'Misinterpreted'.  The reaction to this quintessentially Clintonian statement was not what Hillary expected, because she lives inside a protective bubble of self-delusion and won't listen to anybody on the outside.  Even her fellow Democrats are now begging her to shut her stupid trap and stop making life tougher for them.

Hillary's Insulting Middle America Comments Already Turned Into Brutal Political Ad.  Hillary Clinton's instantly infamous follow-up to the likewise infamous "basket of deplorables" comment has already been turned into a ready-made political ad against one of her fellow Democrats, who's recently been trying to distance herself from the increasingly toxic twice-failed presidential candidate.  A new ad run by the likely opponent of Democratic Senator Claire McCaskell, Missouri Attorney General Josh Hawley, uses Clinton's comments about "all that red in the middle where Trump won" she made at a conference in India last week to portray McCaskill as a Middle America-resenting elitist, like the woman she worked so hard to get elected president.

CNN's absurd reaction to Andrew McCabe's firing.  Switch to CNN, and one would be told that it was Trump who did the firing, that Sessions did it to keep his job.  Barely mentioned was the fact that the recommendation to fire McCabe came from the FBI's own Office of Personal Responsibility (OPR), an almost unprecedented event.  Don Lemon and his guests were apoplectic that this "fine and respected" man has had his pension taken away.  They were not concerned at all about what he may have done to elicit the OPR's recommendation that he be fired.  Not one bit.  This bunch takes as factual that Trump is evil and that he colluded with Russia, even though they know very well that he did not.  They know that the whole "Trump colluded with Russia" theory was dreamed up by the Clintons to excuse and explain her loss to the man her crowd and the media thought had no chance of victory.  But they still think the American people are so dumb that we don't know what they know.

Hillary's latest excuse:  Stepford wives cost me the election.  In her insatiable thirst for redemption Hillary casts an ever-wider net, trying to scoop up those responsible for her defeat.  Speaking in India recently, she again revisited her stinging 2016 election loss, this time hauling in white women, who vote the way "your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should."  What an offense to the millions of women who didn't trust Hillary, didn't like Hillary, and didn't think she had earned the right to be our first female president.  And what an embarrassment to her party, some of whom have disavowed her comments.

Hillary Havisham.  Around the time she tripped over her feet in India last weekend Mrs. Clinton tripped over her words.  She blamed her electoral loss on the "backward" parts of America. [...] Consciously, publicly, outwardly she appears incapable of accepting blame.  Instead, she conjures up villains straight out of central casting — did a single person vote for Trump because he or she resented the fact that an Indian-American enjoyed more success? — that make her look like a heroic martyr.  Just as she failed to grasp why referring to a massive swath of her fellow countrymen as "deplorables" made for bad politics during the campaign, she does not see why bashing half the country as racists or Stepford wives or backwards hayseeds after the election reaffirms their decision to not vote for her.

Hillary Clinton's 'Deplorables 2' moment and why it matters for America's future.  Clinton's catalog of insults to the people she once hoped to represent typically ends with the rhetorical equivalent of an exasperated monarchical hand sweeping people away as if they were serfs who had dared to show their dirty faces to the queen.  But Hillary really outdid herself recently in Mumbai in India.

Hillary Clinton Defends Offensive Comments About American Women.  Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton defended her controversial comment trying to explain why the majority of white women voted for her opponent Donald Trump.  "As much as I hate the possibility, and hate saying it, it's not that crazy when you think about our ongoing struggle to reach gender balance — even within the same household," she wrote in an over 800-word Facebook statement defending her comments.  Clinton drew fire from Republicans after she told an audience in India that white women did not vote for her in 2016 because they faced "ongoing pressure" from their husbands, male bosses, and sons to vote for their preferred candidate.

Stop, Hillary — Just stop.  Hillary Clinton still can't face "What Happened," and it's driving Democrats crazy.  The latest: her remarks in Mumbai, India.  She bragged of winning "diverse, dynamic" coastal states while accusing Trump supporters of "looking backwards," opposing rights for blacks and women and hampering Indian-American success.  Hmm:  As National Review's Jim Geraghty noted, two red states she lost have elected Indian-American governors:  Louisiana's Bobby Jindal and South Carolina's Nikki Haley.  Worse, she claimed many women only voted for Donald Trump because of "ongoing pressure to vote the way that your husband, your boss, your son, whoever, believes you should."

Democrats duck as Hillary hits 'backward' voters.  Here she is at a conference in Mumbai, talking about how she won the coasts but lost the "middle" of the country:  "I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward," Clinton said.  "And his whole campaign — 'Make America Great Again' — was looking backward.  You know, you didn't like black people getting rights, you don't like women, you know, getting jobs, you don't want, you know, to see that Indian-American succeeding more than you are.  Whatever your problem is, I'm going to solve it."  Let's unpack that for a minute.  Trump voters were looking backward.  They don't want black people to have rights.  They don't want women getting jobs.  Really?  Does Clinton not have a sense of how condescendingly awful that sounds?

Hillary's Bitter Clinging.  Bitter clingers.  The 47 percent who are takers.  You'd think after Barack Obama and Mitt Romney got burned for coining these appellations, ambitious pols would learn not to talk about the opposing party's voters that way.  Both those comments were said before private audiences and leaked out.  But Hillary did them better by offering her diagnosis of the "basket of deplorables" at a public campaign event.  And she refuses to learn even still.

Clinton Blames Her Loss on White Women Listening to Their Husbands.  Hillary Clinton on Saturday partly blamed her 2016 presidential loss on white women and said that they voted for Donald Trump because their husbands told them to vote that way.  Clinton spoke at the India Today Conclave in Mumbai, India over the weekend, where a journalist introduced her as the "woman who should have been the president of the United States of America."

It's not just Hillary Clinton, all Democrats are still out of touch.  Over the weekend, Hillary Clinton once again revisited her 2016 loss, claiming she won the "optimistic" and "dynamic" areas of the country, which are "moving forward," while implying President Trump won the "backwards" states, full of people who "didn't like black people getting rights" or "women ... getting jobs."  This is just plain wrong.  The voters indirectly referenced as "backwards" are optimistic, dynamic contributors in their communities.  This bitter dismissal of the heartland and its millions of voters outlines a bigger, defining feature of an elitist Democrat Party so out of touch with voters that they think disparaging us and working against us will somehow help them win.

Dems Only Pretend to Disavow Hillary's 'White Women' Comments.  In Hillary Clinton's recent visit to the India Today Conclave, she made what would be, if she were anyone other than Hillary Clinton, some astonishing statements.  She asserted that "all that red" in the middle of the United States map comprises poor, backward denizens who "don't like black people getting rights" or "women getting jobs." [...] Think of the open sexism and racism involved in that statement.  Hillary suggests that white women (but not black women, mind you, as they're fully capable of voting their conscience) voted for Donald Trump only because they are incapable of independent thought, choosing instead to be bullied into voting a particular way by their poor, racist, misogynistic husbands.

Hillary Clinton criticized by fellow Dems for trashing female Trump voters.  Democrats who typically fall into the Clinton camp are trashing the two-time failed presidential candidate for singling out white female Trump voters, blaming their ballots cast in 2016 on "pressure" from male figures in their lives.  From Democratic senators to even her former campaign manager, there is a seeming consensus across the board that even "sugarcoating" her comments this week don't make them any easier to swallow.

You Failed Hillary Clinton, America, and She Won't Forget It.  It seems like every day gives me a new reason to be glad I didn't vote for Donald Trump.  And less often, but far more often than I'd like, Hillary Clinton opens up her big yap and gives me a new reason to be glad I didn't vote for her either.  Here's America's Least Favorite Grandma speaking in India the other day, in remarks that have now been "seized on" by the Republicans.  Get ready to be scolded once more, you stupid, filthy peasants.

Hillary's Explanation For Why Trump Won Is Way Off.  Failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton gave a talk in India over the weekend, and her rhetoric on Trump voters is probably a bit offensive to them.  "Look at the map of the United States.  There's all the red in the middle where Trump won.  Now I win the coasts, I win Illinois, Minnesota, places like that.  But what the map doesn't show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America's gross domestic product," Clinton claimed.  "So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward, and his whole campaign 'Make America Great Again' was looking backwards. [...]"

Why Democrats Would Lose the Second Civil War, Too.  It's obvious that the central tenet of the Democrat Party platform is now hatred and contempt for Normal Americans.

Hillary Clinton:  I Only Lost in Backward States.  Hillary isn't bitter.  She's just sour and filled with hate.  And the things she's saying are bad enough. [...] Clearly, Hillary Clinton is too good for America.  We never deserved her.

Hillary Unloads On Middle America, Says 'Backwards' Trump Voters Hate Black People And Women.  Hillary Clinton insulted Americans living in the middle of the country who voted for Donald Trump at an event in India on Monday [3/12/2018], saying they were "backward."  "If you look at the map of the United States, there's all that red in the middle where Trump won," Clinton said.  "I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward," she said.  "And his whole campaign, 'Make America Great Again,' was looking backwards."

The Editor says...
Voters who are hooked on food stamps and Social Security disability payments are not optimistic.  The people of California are not "moving forward" in any direction that the rest of us would tolerate.  Places like St. Paul, Minnesota and Dearborn, Michigan are "diverse [and] dynamic" only because nobody knows what their cities will look like after another ten years of increased "diversity."  As with any speech delivered by anyone in Hillary's immediate family, one could spend all day dissecting and exposing the prevarication in every sentence.

Leftists versus the People.  For liberals, the distinction between the "dumb masses" and their enlightened selves renders life meaningful.  Disdain for ordinary folks is not just an ancillary trait of liberalism.  It is fundamental to the [sic] its nature.  At its heart, liberalism is a gnostic religion, and the essence of that religion is the believer's faith that he possesses the means of changing the world for the better.  The belief that the world must be changed requires there to be a mass of individuals whose lives are in need of change.  Following this logic, it is the liberal, not those deplorables in need of change, who knows what must be changed.  For liberals, there must be a mass of people in need of this knowledge for life to make sense.

Illinois governor drinks chocolate milk to demonstrate commitment to corporate diversity.  Illinois governor Bruce Rauner took a gulp of chocolate milk to display his commitment to diversity Wednesday [2/21/2018].  "It's really, really good — diversity," he said in front of an audience at the Thompson Center in Chicago.  Hyatt Hotels diversity and inclusion executive Tyronne Stoudemire included the governor in the demonstration, which was part of a Black History Month celebration.  He described a glass of plain milk as representative of corporate America today.

Stuck on Stupid.  It starts with the overwhelming self-generated conceit by the left that it's smarter, better, and in all ways superior to the riffraff that surrounds it in the good old U.S. of A.  Smarter than its opponents, morally superior to all, and simply outclassing all others.

NY Democrat Lawmakers Push Bill to Make Tide Pod Look 'Less Appetizing'.  Two New York state lawmakers are pushing legislation that would ban manufacturers from making laundry detergent pods that look edible.  New York City Democrats State Sen. Brad Holyman and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas introduced legislation Tuesday [2/6/2018] in Albany that would prohibit manufacturers from making detergent pods that look like candy or other edible items, the Associated Press reported.

The Editor says...
Soap has never looked edible to me.  They could package laundry detergent in the shape of a Mrs. Baird's Pineapple Fried Pie, and I still wouldn't be tempted to eat it.  That's because laundry detergent products smell like soap and are sold in plainly marked packages.  If you are stupid enough to eat it, then the "survival of the fittest" kicks in.  If you like the taste of laundry soap, you'll be happy to know there's cotton candy in the attic.

It's True.  Senator Chuck Schumer Tried To Eat A Tide Pod.  One of the most powerful Democrats in the nation walked into his office, saw a Tide Pod, and nearly ate it.  Outraged that it "looked so delicious" he led a legislative campaign to combat the dangers of "colorful laundry conveniences."

The Editor says...
This sounds like a Clintonesque recollection of an event that didn't happen.  Why would there be a detergent packet sitting around in a Senator's office?  Why would a U.S. Senator, acting like a two-year-old, not recognize it for what it is, have the urge to pick it up and eat it?  The most obvious answer is the simplest:  This incident never happened.

Confronting Leftist Lies.  Obama dissed our Constitution with these words: "a charter of negative liberties.  It says what the states can't do to you.  Says what the federal government can't do to you but doesn't say what the federal government or state government must do on your behalf."  Obama's rant against our Constitution is typical leftist arrogance.  They believe their superior intellect should grant them the authority to dictate how we peons should live.  Leftists are also obsessed with poking their finger in the eye of the God of Christianity; transforming America into an anything goes sexually society (bestiality, pedophilia, incest, and etc.).  Leftists hate the God of Christianity because He requires moral standards of behavior.

Jimmy Kimmel:  Conservatives Are Too Dumb To Be Talk Show Hosts.  Jimmy Kimmel thinks conservatives are too dumb to be talk show hosts.  "It just so happens that almost every talk show host is a liberal and that's because it requires a level of intelligence," the host of "Jimmy Kimmel Live" said at an event Saturday night [2/3/2018].

Jimmy Kimmel: 'Almost Every Talk Show Host Is Liberal' Because 'It Requires a Certain Level of Intelligence'.  Jimmy Kimmel made an appearance over the weekend with former Barack Obama speech-writer, Jon Favreau, on a panel discussion for Favreau's podcast "Pod Save America."  As reported by IJR, Favreau's wife tweeted out that Jimmy Kimmel said, "It just so happens that almost every talk show host is a liberal and that's because it requires a level of intelligence."

Sadly, Another Black History Month.  Democrats are insidious enablers; nurturing problems in black communities by lowering cultural, moral, and intellectual standards for us in the name of compassion.  After all, according to Leftists, we black folks ain't too bright.  Democrats relieve blacks of any accountability or responsibility for their failure or success; claiming our fate rest solely in the hands of white America.  Notice how Democrats/Leftists are always advocating lowering the bar and giving us free stuff; addicting us to government freebies.  I am appalled by the Democrats' bigotry of lowered expectations regarding my fellow black Americans.

To Protect Illegals from Deportation, Denver Decriminalizes Pooping on the Pavement.  What's confusing for those who regularly use restrooms is that a better life was supposed to be the excuse undocumented travelers gave for coming to America, to begin with.  How does permitting people to leave human excrement on the sidewalk cultivate an environment unlike the one migrants came from?  And if the culture illegals left behind ends up being foisted upon America — how does that improve anyone's life?  Yet pro-illegal immigrant activist-types seem to believe it is "soft bigotry" to insist illegals assimilate by finding their way to a restroom like the rest of the civilized world.  Ironically, by allowing in Denver what is common for 40-million people in Pakistan, the left not only encourages unsanitary conditions, they also tacitly insinuate that people from certain countries are incapable of learning to use the bathroom.  And who's the bigot?

Dem Rep Adam Schiff Says FISA Memo Should Stay Secret Because Americans Won't Understand It.  Democratic Rep Adam Schiff told CNN on Saturday the much-hyped FISA memo which Republicans say shows "KGB" level corruption on the part of the Department of Justice should stay secret because American's don't have enough context to understand it.

Adam Schiff Doesn't Want FISA Memo Released Because He Thinks Americans Are Too Stupid To Understand It.  Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joined CNN Saturday [1/20/2018] to discuss the explosive FISA memo.  Asked why he is fighting to keep the report under wraps, the California Democrat said he doubts the American people will understand its contents.

Adam Schiff:  Keep the memo secret because Americans wouldn't understand.  Adam Schiff, reputedly a champion leaker from the House Intelligence Committee when it came to Russiagate material, suddenly thinks Ignorance is Bliss when it comes to the FISA warrant used to spy on the Trump campaign.  Appearing on CNN, he tried to justify keep the 4 page memo that reportedly exposes the individuals who acted as part of a cabal to undermine the Trump campaign with help from NSA spying, and then pushed the "Russia collusion" conspiracy theory as part of the "insurance policy."  Americans are too ignorant, you see.

Claim: Microwave[ oven]s are as damaging to the environment as cars.  Microwaves are as damaging to the environment as cars and users must be taught how to cook more efficiently, scientists say.  The ovens are responsible for 7.7 million tons of the carbon dioxide pumped out from the EU each year — the equivalent of 6.8 million cars.  Researchers say they are fueling global warming with consumers overcooking food to blame.  Microwaves account for the largest percentage of sales of all types of oven in the EU, with numbers set to reach 135 million by 2020.  But scientists at the University of Manchester — the first to assess the environmental impact — say efforts to cut energy consumption should focus on manufacturers offering better education on microwave use.

The Editor says...
To be alarmed by this report, as the authors probably intended, one must first concede that carbon dioxide is a pollutant.  It is not.  If the discussion must continue past this point, first consider how many additional kilowatt-hours would be consumed by the average household in a year if there were no microwave ovens and the only alternative (other than cold food) was a full-size conventional oven.  One must also consider the use of 6.8 million cars to be a bad thing.  But that would mean there were at least 6.8 million people moving from one place to another without having to wait for a government-funded train or bus to take them somewhere.  If freedom comes at a cost, and the only cost is a little more carbon dioxide in the air, that's a win-win situation.

Is Trump Really Crazy?  Why did not the supposedly far more sober and judicious Obama comprehend how to achieve 3 percent GDP growth.  Could not Larry Summers or Timothy Geithner have ushered in record consumer and business confidence?  Why did not black employment reach 2018 levels in 2013?  Is not a man like Obama who eats arugula instead of daily swigging a dozen diet sodas far more studious and intellectually curious on all matters economic?  Are we dunces really to believe merely building a high-rise in Manhattan takes more savvy than editing in near absentia the Harvard Law Review?

Guest Slams CNN: 'People Don't Trust You Guys' Because You Tell Them They Are Wrong, Stupid, And Racist.  Alabama talk radio host Dale Jackson ripped CNN and the rest of the mainstream media on Sunday [12/10/2017] during an episode of "Reliable Sources" with host Brian Stelter, as he explained why people do not trust the network.  During the segment, Stelter was trying to understand why people in Alabama were still supporting Roy Moore after explosive allegations published by The Washington Post several weeks ago.  "Why in the world would people believe the things that are said if it's always negative over and over and over and over again?" Jackson said.  "That weaponizes the term fake news."

New Poll Finds 92% of Democrats Uninformed, Ignorant and Easily Played.  The liberal mainstream media has pushed the conspiracy that the Trump campaign was colluding with Russia during the 2016 election to defeat Hillary Clinton.  This was all a lie.  In fact, it was Hillary Clinton and the DNC who colluded to defeat Bernie Sanders in the primary and then colluded with Russia.  Democrats and the Obama FBI paid cash for a fake Russian dossier so they could spy on Donald Trump at Trump tower.  But Democrat voters are ignorant.  And Democrats rely on the fact that they are stupid and easily played.

Chris Matthews bashes 'crazy' Christians with 'mythical' beliefs about Jerusalem.  MSNBC host Chris Matthews said "crazy" evangelical Christians in the South are uninformed about President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel because they have "mythical beliefs" about the ancient city.  "Don't think this isn't related to Alabama next week," Mr. Matthews said Wednesday on "Morning Joe," referring to the Alabama Senate race.  "It is related, because it's the Christian evangelicals down there with their crazy ideas about Israel, which is, I don't know, mythical.  They don't understand the situation over there and how tricky it is ethnically and tribally.  They don't care, because it's a religious belief.  Trump's playing to that this week.  You watch him."

Anti-Trump MSNBC host Joy Reid thinks rural Americans are 'core threat' to democracy.  MSNBC host Joy Reid thinks that rural Americans are "the core threat to our democracy" and pointed to a series of tweets by liberal author Jared Yates Sexton that claimed Trump supporters "do not believe in the Constitution or any founding principles unless they're advantageous" as proof of her far-left theory. [...] Reid, who tweets so often that it's amazing she finds time to do anything else, has a feed that is essentially the anti-Trump talking points of the far left on a daily basis.

In Defense of Masculinity.  The irony is that in many of these situations the ones being exposed (pun intended) reside within the warm cocoon of the liberal cultural elite.  Most of these people have spent a lifetime — and a great deal of effort and money — sneering at and debasing the culture of practiced faith, respect for women, the institutions of traditional marriage and family, all the while portraying men of that "debased lifestyle" they disparaged as unenlightened peasants and troglodytes.  Now it appears the men who mounted these assaults — both literally and figuratively — are nothing but patriarchal misogynistic perverts.

The Electoral College Works, Leave It Alone.  How could the concerns of those little pipsqueak states matter when the massive voting blocs of the Upper West Side and West Hollywood and Nob Hill and the South Side of Chicago are saying, "You people go back to your bass boats and your cattle ranches and your plaid work shirts and let us run the country as we see fit."

Bill Clinton Says Trump Voters Were 'More Vulnerable To False Claims.  Former President Bill Clinton believes Trump voters were particularly vulnerable to false claims, or fake news, because they felt economically trapped in their rural communities.

Donna Brazile's book accidentally reveals what the Democratic Party really thinks about women.  [Scroll down]  After attempting to cajole women into believing they were obliged to vote for Clinton, now Brazile is scapegoating them as a key reason why the Democrats lost.  Brazile has implied that, but for the pride and excitement of a bunch of dumb women, she would have changed the Democratic ticket and thus prevented the most devastating electoral defeat in the history of her party.

How Leftism Makes Us Stupid.  Perhaps the worst thing about having an exclusively leftist media is that it makes all of us, right and left, stupider.  Take for example that media's reaction to the latest Islamist terror attack in Manhattan.  Evil loser Sayfullo Saipov follows the ISIS playbook by driving a rented van over innocent civilians, killing eight.  He jumps out of the van shouting "Allahu Akbar!" (Allah is the greatest) and later tells police he's glad about what he did and requests an ISIS flag in his hospital room.  In reporting the event, CNN Crime and Justice reporter Shimon Prokupecz refused to share the police description of the killer after he was caught.  Because he's a journalist, and the last thing we want is to have journalists going around giving people information!  CNN's Jake Tapper responded to news of the loser's Arabic shout by remarking inanely that Allahu Akbar is "sometimes said under the most beautiful of circumstances, and too often we hear it being said in moments like this."  He later clarified that he was referring to beautiful circumstances like weddings and births.  Yeah, what if the guy had been waving a Confederate flag?  They wear those at some weddings too. [...] None of which is to make fun of a tragedy, of course, but only of the absurd reaction of the leftist press.

Round up the usual reminders.  In Barack Obama's world, Islamist terrorism was never about terrorism.  When Muslims went on jihadi rampages shouting "Allahu akbar," the motive was always a deep secret to be kept from the American people.  In the eyes of Obama and his crew, we couldn't handle the truth.  The Islamic State — not Islamic.  The Islamic Republic of Iran — not Islamic. [...] How stupid do they think we are?  [Video clip]

Poll: 68% of Voters Say Dems Own Obamacare.  For a year, the Democrats and the legacy media have waged a relentless propaganda campaign calculated to convince the public that Obamacare's myriad failures — from skyrocketing premiums to stagnant enrollment — are the result of sabotage by President Trump and congressional Republicans. [...] It seems, however, that "the stupidity of the American voter" has been greatly exaggerated.  A new survey shows that more than two-thirds of registered voters believe former President Obama and the Democrats are responsible for the dilapidated condition of the "Affordable Care Act."

The liberal media's meltdown.  Reaching deep in their drawer of smug, CNN unleashed a "Facts First" initiative, starting with an ad featuring an apple, with a voice-over warning viewers that some awful, yet unnamed, person or network is trying to convince you the apple is a banana.  While a juvenile attempt to discredit President Trump's complaints about the network's shoddy news coverage, they manage only to remind us of why they're in this fix in the first place.  What CNN reveals with this abject sanctimony is their contempt for the viewers themselves.

The Progressive Machine Takes a Big Hit in Cook Country, Illinois.  Here, in essence, is the recipe that progs have used to grab power over the rest of us:  [#1] Declare a problem that urgently needs to be solved.  In the soda tax case, the problem is the "obesity epidemic" (an expression that invokes a public health rationale for exerting extraordinary controls that otherwise would be unconstitutional — think quarantining, for instance).  [#2] Gin up "studies" that cast blame on a convenient target, which is then demonized as "greedy" or "uncaring" or some other quality that progs imagine they alone lack.  [#3] As the target becomes unpopular thanks to the propaganda campaign, move to implement a tax that is justified as punishing the evildoers, while guiding the rest of us into behavior that supposedly will solve the problem.

ESPN Pulls Announcer from UVa Football Game — Because His Name Is Robert Lee.  The man shown to the left is sportscaster Robert Lee.  The man to the right is Confederate General Robert E. Lee.  ESPN was afraid that viewers would mix them up.  Mr. Lee (the one who didn't die in 1870) was scheduled to announce next weekend's University of Virginia football game against William and Mary.  This match-up will be hosted in Charlottesville, which has a statue of Gen. Lee (who never provided NCAA play-by-play).  ESPN decided that this was far too confusing for their viewers to process.

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Ordinary viewers don't care what sports announcers' names are.  It doesn't matter if the commentator's name is Chuck Roast or Patty O'Furniture:  The names will be forgotten at the end of the broadcast, or about two seconds after the last time the names appear at the bottom of your TV screen.  (And if those names never came up in superimposed text, who would notice?)  I suspect that even the most rabid sports fan can't recall the names of the announcers on any televised sporting event they saw last week.

Hillary's deleted emails are still floating around somewhere.  If The New York Times, the Washington Post and now ABC News aren't embarrassed yet, then there is no hope for what is called the Main Stream Media.  Another slew of e-mails the other day show how these news organizations tried their best to downplay a very suspicious meeting between Bill Clinton and then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch on an airport tarmac at Phoenix in June 2016. [...] Hillary has offered the same nonsensical explanation that Bill used when discussing the tarmac meeting — the missing emails were only about daughter Chelsea's wedding.  And yoga.  Again, that's the Clintons' way of saying that Americans are stupid enough to believe anything.

Trump-haters can't help themselves, creating Trump voters in New Jersey.  Keep it up, you coastal elites.  Keep telling the unwashed deplorables how much you loathe them, where they live, their tastes, habits, and even where they go on vacation.  Ridicule the things about President Trump that endear him to people that resent the people who seem to be in charge of everything.  In fact, go ahead and deliver a scathing insult to the Garden State of New Jersey and its estimated 8.994 million residents.

Check your 'cognitive privilege,' all you smart people!  Progressives, crazed with identifying new forms of oppression attached to the currently fashionable catchword "privilege," have finally embraced the stupid as a victim class.  Hey, let's celebrate stupidity!  Just ponder for a moment all the potential grand marshals for the inevitable Stupidity Day Parade in New York City once the stupid are organized into a grievance-powered pressure group.

Al Sharpton Criticizes Ivanka Trump with Worst Grammar You've Ever Seen!  The Reverend Al Sharpton is attacking Ivanka Trump.  Even worse, he's supposed to be a gifted speaker.  I don't see any indication of that, myself, but Democrats are falling over themselves to christen terrible speakers on the left as being shining orators.

Trying to scare us isn't working anymore.  These intellectually barren demagogues believe all Americans are as brainless as Ray Bolger in the Wizard of Oz but we 'deplorables' who voted for Trump are not the ones cerebrally challenged.  We're not the ones who've fallen for the biggest disaster hoax of all time — global warming.  Nope.  Our brains are working as fine as our president's and when we read that none of Al Gore's Inconvenient Truths have come true; that the polar bears are thriving; the earth's ozone layer is repairing itself and that some animals are being removed from the endangered lists, we have to restrain ourselves from shouting — "Told you so."

War on medicad!
Dem senator beclowns herself on Senate floor.  The needle on my schadenfreude gauge just moved into the red zone, where my soul may be in peril.  After all, it is indecent to take pleasure in the suffering of another being, and I have no excuse.  But really, am I supposed to pretend this misspelling by Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) on a giant poster on the hallowed Senate floor doesn't deserve mockery?

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Memo to Senator Cantwell:  Please keep using that unionized print shop for any future illustrations on the Senate floor.  I mean, you were using a unionized print shop, right?

The Media Is Now Blaming Dead Veterans For Clinton's Loss.  The media is now blaming dead veterans for Hillary Clinton's loss in the 2016 presidential election.  If fewer men and women had died in combat, particularly in key swing states, Clinton might be president, The Intercept reported.  The theory is a new one in a long list of explanations offered for her totally unexpected loss, from Russia to the patriarchy, to FBI Director James Comey's handling of the email investigation, to her own staff.  The dead veterans theory is based on a study of the relationship between parts of the country that felt the effects of war through the loss of loved ones and pro-Trump votes.  Had those loved ones made it home from the war alive, the theory goes, the election might have flipped to Clinton.

CNN's Stelter Blames 'Media Illiterate' Americans for Fake News Phenom.  CNN's Brian Stelter recently ranted about the phenomenon of "fake news" and explained to the nation exactly who's to blame for it:  media-illiterate Americans.  [Video clip] [...] Stelter's problem is that he can't tell the difference between the leftist propaganda versus actual truth.

CNN Producer Trashes Voters, President Trump on Video.  Project Veritas released new video of a CNN producer calling American voters "stupid as ****" and admitting "90% of us are on board" with anti-Trump views.  "We all recognize he is a clown, that he is hilariously unqualified for this," Jimmy Carr, an Associate Producer at CNN New Day said.  "He's really bad for this and he does not have America's best interest at heart."  Carr flatly admits that "90 percent of us are on board" at the network, referring to the network's left-leaning bias.  The video is the third in a series Jame O'Keefe's investigative organization dubbed American Pravda, which aims to expose media bias at the now scandal-plagued CNN.

NBC Editor:  Media Must Remember Readers Are Not 'as Ignorant, as Stupid as We Think They Are'.  CNBC editor Nikhil Deogun said members of the press needed to stick to facts and remind themselves that their readers "are not as ignorant, as stupid as we think they are" during a discussion Wednesday [6/28/2017] on media in the Donald Trump era.

Stroke.  One would have thought the shocking loss of Jon Osoff to Karen Handel in Georgia would have snapped the system out of its coma.  At least it should alert them to the dangers of being transfixed by their own narrative.  After all, when you keep losing the chess game to an opponent believed by the media to have the IQ of an orangutan, it's got to be more than bad luck, perhaps caused by ignoring the objectively real in order to serve one's mental boxes.

Zakaria Halts Law Professor:  My Audience Is Too Dumb To Understand You.  "We're on television and this might be getting too technical," said CNN's Fareed Zakaria while interrupting a law professor's explanation of relevant statutes pertaining to obstruction of justice.  On Sunday's [6/11/2017] GPS, Zakaria invited two law professors — Elizabeth Foley of Florida International University and Laurence Tribe of Harvard Law School — to discuss possibilities of pursuing President Donald Trump with charges of obstruction of justice.  Foley was interrupted by Zakaria as she rejected Tribe's assertion of federal statutes pertaining to obstruction of investigations and proceeding (18 U.S. Code § 1503 and 18 U.S. Code § 1510) being applicable to Trump's conduct.

Why elites hate.  Nine years after Barack Obama accused small-towners of clinging to guns or religion, nearly three years after Jonathan Gruber was shown to have attributed ObamaCare's passage to the stupidity of the American voter, and eight months after Hillary Clinton pronounced half of Donald Trump's voters "irredeemable," Democrats are now getting some sophisticated advice:  You don't win votes by showing contempt for voters.

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Scientific Study:  Journalists Are a Bunch of Drunks With Sub-Average Brain Function.  [Scroll down]  I'd agree that a parade of unforced errors and stupid controversies from the very beginning made the media's job much easier, but I don't think 'the merits' fully account for the entirety of the enormous gap between the tone and content of Obama's coverage (+18) versus Trump's (-60).  Most of the media is appalled by Trump and furious that he won; not only because they're pro-Democratic liberals (which most of them are), but because his victory blew apart their near-unanimous consensus that he had virtually no chance.  Proving the Smart Set wrong angers the Smart Set.  But are elite-level journalists really the Smart Set?

The 5 Biggest Things Liberals Get Wrong About Themselves.  [#1] Liberals Are Better Than Everyone Else:  If there's one thing that liberals are sure of beyond all others, it's that they are better, smarter and more capable than everyone else by virtue of being liberals. [...] No matter who you are or what you do, there are always tens of millions of liberals who believe they have a better idea of what you should be thinking, feeling and spending your money on.

Hillary's Magical Misery Tour.  If it's anyone's fault that Hillary lost, it's the "States" part of the United States.  Is it fair that 3 million progressive Hillary voters in New York City and Los Angeles County should be outvoted by a bunch of hicks in flyover country who can't even get 4G on their iPhone 7S?  As another defeated candidate once said, "This anonymous clan of slack-jawed troglodytes has cost me the election, and yet if I were to have them killed, I would be the one to go to jail.  That's democracy for you."  That's the position that the #Resistance, whose newest member is Hillary herself, embodies.

Bill Nye, the Misuse of Science Guy:  Why Science Doesn't Answer Public Policy Questions.  Science was championed as the answer to our problems, with scientists such as Neil deGrasse Tyson and non-scientists like Bill Nye held up as messiahs for the noble cause.  Now Nye's new Netflix show, Bill Nye Saves the World, has come along to rescue us and our policies from scientific ignorance.  The underlying message behind the March for Science and Nye's show is that science can "solve" public policy problems if we would just let the scientists and technocrats take over.  In one episode of his show, Nye pondered whether we should have policies that "penalize people for having extra kids in the developed world[,]" in order to combat climate change.  (Will all the "extra kids" please stand up?)  Population control movements have a long and sordid history, and have been endorsed by everyone from environmental catastrophists to anti-immigrationists to eugenicists.

'Science' Know-It-Alls on the March.  It's all about the elections, in short:  science as politics; government as the institution that defines the value of particular kinds of thinking generally expressed in white-board symbols and formulas.  A kind of non-priestly priesthood holds authority in these matters.  They know.  We don't.  We prosper only as we defer to the symbols and formulas.  Never mind understanding, my boy.  That's for the priesthood, not the laity. [...] The intellectual condescension of the science priesthood — its certainty that disagreement with the priests is uninformed and primitive — illustrates the depth of modern divisions on matters social, cultural, and moral.

Scarborough Pats Palin on the Back for Speaking in 'Complete Sentences' During Tapper Interview.  During today's [4/21/2017] broadcast of MSNBC's Morning Joe, co-host Joe Scarborough offered up some high praise to former Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin over the way she handled her interview with CNN's Jake Tapper yesterday.  What was he commending her for?  Well, he seemed to be extremely impressed that she was able to speak somewhat articulately.  Highlighting right away that he wasn't trying to be "snide," Scarborough expressed amazement that "she spoke in complete sentences."  "Over the past five, six, seven years every time she got on TV," he explained, "she rambled to such a degree — it was word salad."

Pepsi Kills the Resist Movement.  Does Pepsi really think we're buying their Disneyesque soft-focus claptrap?  These "protests" we've been subjected to for the last four years have been violent, destructive and vicious.  Yet Pepsi wants us to believe they're nothing but attractive, multi-racial twenty-somethings finding a higher meaning for their lonely, shallow lives.  This spit-and-polish presentation of real-life "protests" that have resulted in tens of millions of dollars in property damage, businesses destroyed — not to mention police and civilian injuries and deaths — insults our intelligence.  Once the popular culture decides to appropriate a fringe movement for financial gain, that's how a movement dies.

Like Watergate 44 years ago, Obama's scandal slowly unfolds.  Trump has no connection to Putin.  None.  The Putin story is a ruse that Barack Obama thinks provided cover for his illegal and unconstitutional espionage and surveillance of the political opposition.  I have no doubt that Obama's web of espionage extended well beyond Donald Trump.  The abuse of the National Security Agency to spy on Trump continued even after his election.  Yet the media thinks we are a bunch of dupes, and continues to pretend the victim is the villain.

We Hear You: 'Elitist Media Believe Themselves Superior'.  The elitist media believe themselves superior in ability, as well as having the greatest power and influence on the public.  But the mainstream media for the most part are nothing more than propagandists for the Democrat Party and stooges for the elite corporations that own their franchises; we citizen journalists are more often of an independent, libertarian, or conservative mind.  This disparity began at the founding of our nation.  The "mainstream media" of 1770 were newspapers and magazines that wholeheartedly supported King George III of England.  There were many reasons, not the least of which was that if they did not, they would be shut down, their property confiscated, and the owners imprisoned.

Some liberals say it's okay to hate Trump voters.  There is, in some precincts on the left, an earnest attempt to understand Trump voters, those strange creatures that are standing by their man, and figure out how the Democrats might win them back.  During the campaign I talked about Donald Democrats and how the billionaire's appeal to working-class folks might help him win the election, as he did in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.  The Dems used to be the party of the working class, but Trump made a connection that the party of global trade deals and climate change failed to forge.  "Democrats often sound patronizing when speaking of Trump voters... It's hard to win over voters whom you're insulting," New York Times columnist Nick Kristof wrote last month.

"Frantic Yelling Ensued".  Congressman Steve King (R-IA) has noticed just how extremist today's respectable conventional wisdom has become.  So King has been exercising a Trump-like knack for trolling the Establishment with blunt truths that enrage goodthinkers into revealing just how much their worldview is founded upon hatred of average Americans. [...] King is [portrayed as] particularly hateful because he represents Sioux County, Iowa, which Stanford economist Raj Chetty's big 2015 study of IRS returns from 1996 to 2012 found to be the single best county in America for raising children who are upwardly mobile.  Sioux County is extremely white, Protestant, native-born, traditionalist, and prosperous.  It represents the egalitarian essence of everything that coastal elites find deplorable about the people they currently preside over.

Feds knew blizzard forecast was exaggerated — but didn't want to confuse us.  Fears of a massive blizzard led officials to close city public schools and for above-ground train service to be stopped — but in the end, only about 7 inches fell in Central Park.  After announcing that snow could reach record levels in the city, NWS meteorologists in New York and other Northeast cities held a conference call Monday afternoon [3/13/2017] about computer models that dramatically cut predicted totals.  But they decided to continue forecasting deep snow, claiming that they didn't change their forecast for fear people would mistakenly think the storm was no longer dangerous.

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The situation above demonstrates the state of the art in meteorology:  Snowfall cannot be accurately predicted a few days in advance, even with the fastest computers and best software in the world.  Tornados can't be forecast at all, and the prediction of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions is just as uncertain.  But these are the same people who are absolutely sure that by January 1, 2100, the average worldwide temperature will be two degrees higher than it is today.

Illegal Immigrant Crime:  The Real Story.  Deal with it, Democrats: illegal immigrants commit crime far more often than legal immigrants. [...] Why is the media fabricating a false narrative that illegal immigrants commit fewer crimes than American citizens?  Here's why:  To attack President Trump's immigration policies, most notably his travel ban.  How moronic do the journalists at CNN[,] the New York Times and the rest of the mainstream media think we are?  And why is no one exposing this huge scandal?

Mika Brzezinski:  Media's Job Is to 'Control Exactly What People Think'.  MSNBC's Mika Brzezinski criticized President Donald Trump on Wednesday for undermining the media's message by creating his own facts, adding that the "job" of the media is to "control exactly what people think."  Brzezinski made the comment on "Morning Joe" after co-host Joe Scarborough said that he agreed with a panelist's view that Trump supporters are wondering why people are so upset over what the president is doing since he is implementing exactly what he campaigned on.

The Mainstream Media Have Forfeited All Respect.  [President] Obama was given an eight-year pass, as the media chose to not question the administration's blaming George W. Bush for all the economic ills of Obama's two terms.  Further, they willfully ignored or glossed over why the economy was not growing, while nearly every year of the Obama presidency claiming that the economy was on an significant upswing, and that mountainous budget deficits were not a concern.  In essence they assumed the American people were gullible dupes when many were not.

Lefties keep showing off their civic ignorance.  Last week, cable news personality Sally Kohn tweeted what she called a "straightforward" plan that would eject Donald Trump and install Hillary Clinton into the presidency:  "1. Impeach Trump Pence; 2. Constitutional crisis; 3. Call special election; 4. Ryan v Clinton; 5. President Clinton."  Anyone with middle-school knowledge of the presidential chain of command should know that impeaching both Trump and his vice president would not, actually, lead to a "constitutional crisis" or a "special election."  It would lead directly [...] to President Paul Ryan.  Whom Clinton would be welcome to challenge in the next election.  Kohn is far from alone in broadcasting her ignorance of the political process.  Our so-called "elite" seems to be in desperate need of a remedial civics class.

The Uses of Populism.  The spark that ignites populist movements is not so much disparities in wealth and status (they are not always French Revolution or Bolshevik-like class-driven attempts to grab power) as rank hypocrisies:  Elites condescendingly prescribe nostrums to hoi polloi, but always on the dual premise that those who are dictating will be immune from the ramifications of their own sometimes burdensome edicts, and those who are dictated to are supposedly too dense to know what is good for them.

New York Times:  Our Readers Are Too Dumb To Understand Global Warming Numbers.  I recently wrote about the wretched reporting on the claim that 2016 was the "hottest year on record," using as my main example a New York Times article by Justin Gillis that gave his readers none of the relevant numbers they could use to evaluate that claim.  None of them.  If you search for the actual numbers, you will eventually find that the effect they are claiming, the actual amount by which this year was hotter than previous years, is smaller than the margin of error in the data.  Shortly afterward, I got a revealing response from Gillis.  I'll fill in all the details for you, because the whole thing is an important case study in why you can't trust mainstream reporting on global warming.

The Left Hates You.  Act Accordingly.  Leftists don't merely disagree with you.  They don't merely feel you are misguided.  They don't think you are merely wrong.  They hate you.  They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead.  Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense.

America Isn't Just Divided — It's Fragmented to Pieces.  The 24-hour news cycle and media's insatiable appetite to make certain people look good and others to look bad has created an atmosphere of enmity between folks of different political and social persuasions, not to mention the rampant distrust.  There is a growing attitude of "everything we believe is right and everything you believe is wrong," and even when there is equity on both sides of an issue the animosity has gotten so pervasive that opposing views are rarely even considered by the other side.

Requiem for a Lightweight.  The mainstream media tried hard in the transition period to continue to wound Trump, sticking shivs in his proxies, his nominees.  The NYT published a demonstrably false article claiming Rick Perry didn't even know the scope of the duties of the Department of Energy; they promoted the Democratic falsehood that Tom Price had violated his ethics obligations.  The Washington Post headed a story "Trump picks former Governor Sunny Perdue, who once led a prayer for rain, as agriculture secretary," making that seem like an outlandish thing only a hick or primitive shaman would indulge in.

The hypocrisy of climate change advocates.  For those of you who don't know what a climate denier is, it means you either challenge, question or flat-out reject the idea that the planet is warming due to human activity.  In the scientific world and in the world of international liberal groupthink (but I repeat myself), this is blasphemy.  Should you remotely doubt the dubious models, unrealized dire predictions, changing goal posts or flawed data related to climate science, you are not just stupid according to these folks, but you are on par with those who deny the Holocaust.

Racist, Bigoted and Ignorant.  There is a post over at WRSA where Melinda Byerley explains to all of the backwards dirt people how to be and what to do to attract people like her to the rural areas.  The mistaken meme here is that those in rural areas voted for Trump, because they wanted jobs and the only reason they are not wholly behind the leftist death cult, bigotry, hatred and othering (all of which is fully on display in her rant) is because of our bigotry, hatred and othering.  This is a shining example of projection.

Mrs. Obama, We Are Not Your Kids.  Like many parents who are suddenly shocked at their child's teenage rebellion, Michelle Obama appears surprised to learn that her kids (the American public) have interests and ideas very different from her own.  For instance, some of her "kids" genuinely disliked being told how to eat and live.  Some bristled at having their choices limited and being forcefully nudged to eat this way or that.  Many balked when government bureaucrats told them how to parent their own kids; they slammed the door on all the unsolicited advice about their personal choices.  In fact, most Americans don't like the federal government treating them like children at all.

Let Democrats be Democrats.  The preponderance of post-November 8 evidence suggests that liberals, the media, and the academy have doubled down in their contempt for Trump and his constituency and remain maddeningly convinced that they are never wrong.

Obama's full-blown, year-end temper tantrum.  Let's be honest:  President Obama is throwing a good old-fashioned foot-stomping world class temper tantrum.  He is just beside himself that the stupid American voter elected Donald Trump. [...] That is certainly the way he is behaving.  Not for Obama the normal gracious withdrawal into political stasis; no, he wants to prove in these waning weeks of his presidency that he was right all along.  That his agenda is what The People want, even if they don't know it.  That putting America's valuable natural resources permanently off limits is the correct thing to do, because only Obama can see the future.  That taking over vast swatches of the west is in the best interests of the reluctant residents there, because only Obama will protect our environment.  That publicly confronting Russia for cyber misbehavior after years of looking the other way is called for, even if it complicates diplomacy in a number of theaters.  Because Obama knows best.

'Hamilton' Creator Pledges to Continue Pointless Anti-Trump Activism.  Few individuals in 2016 were more celebrated among wealthy coastal elites and other Hillary Clinton supporters than "Hamilton" creator Lin-Manuel Miranda.  He won all the awards and was repeatedly called a genius.  Miranda was also applauded in appropriate circles for his political activism, meaning his support for Hillary Clinton and disdain for Donald Trump. [...] In a recent interview with the Daily Beast, Miranda said the election had given him a "very pronounced case of moral clarity," and promised to continue use his celebrity status to "fight" against the backwardness of Trump and his supporters.

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See?  They say he a genius, and Trump supporters are backward.  He has "moral clarity," and if you oppose homosexual sodomy, you're the one who's confused.

Hillary's Horribles.  Yes, Clinton won the popular vote.  Who cares?  That was never, nor should it ever be, the measure that determines who is elected president.  She knew it.  Her supporters knew it.  Her campaign knew it.  They just chose not to campaign that way.  Call it arrogance or ignorance, but Hillary spent more time in California, a state she'd have won comfortably no matter what, than Wisconsin and Michigan in the final days of the election.  She and her team made that choice, consciously.  Just like she chose to call half of Trump's supporters "a basket of deplorables" who, even worse, were "irredeemable."  No one made her do that.  That became a rallying cry for Trump — and a way of life for many Clinton supporters.

Three reasons why the New York Times' War on Christmas denial is all wrong.  The New York Times recently published an article purporting to trace the history of the "War on Christmas."  The article concludes that "there is no evidence of an organized attack on Christmas in the United States," and expressed skepticism about the "alleged liberal antagonism toward the holiday." [...] Fox News did not rile up gullible people to fight a war against Christmas that did not exist.  This out-of-touch thinking by the New York Times assumes that most people who watch Fox News are easily manipulated.

The Vast Cognitive Gulf between the Left and the Right.  There is an abyss between how the Left and the Right accepts loss.  What explains this?  The Left will produce countless "studies" that "show" they have bigger brains, are a more advanced species and that conservatives are truly mentally impaired.  That is what they do.  Nothing makes them feel better than demeaning their ideological opponents on pseudo-intellectual grounds.

Memo to Rural America:  The Urban Elites Hate You.  [Scroll down]  I've seen the figure that of America's total 3,797,000 square miles, Hillary Clinton won the majority vote in just 319 of them.  Score one for the dispersed peasants fighting against the city folk whose food they cheerfully supply.

Chuck Todd Excited by Idea of Abolishing the Electoral College on 'MTP Daily'.  With the Electoral College gathering early next week to elect Donald Trump President of the United States, many on the left are desperate to find a way the turn the institution against him and/or abolish it.  Such schemes are popular on MSNBC, and Chuck Todd expressed the same desire on Tuesday's [12/13/2016] MTP Daily.  "If we are never going to use the Electoral College, then we should abolish it," Todd exclaimed to his panel of journalists.  Todd's argument seemed that have been derived from a deep misunderstanding of the U.S. Constitution.  "My point is, the Electoral College was the idea, a college of influencers, right, deciding whether the American public had made the right decision," he claimed.  By Todd's argument the Founding Fathers set up the Electoral College to be a type of chaperone for the ignorant masses.

Trump Election Saves Us From the Evil Party.  Sadly, many Americans have become partially numb to the Democrats' economic evil through repeated exposure to revisionist terminology such as "the new normal."  The left's apologists tell us that we can never go back to economic freedom and the opportunities that come with it.  They tell us that without regulating every aspect of our economic lives, humans will destroy the planet and each other because we are inherently bad (and stupid) people.

Kerry: People can't tell 'what's real and what isn't'.  Secretary of State John Kerry lamented Friday that technology has allowed the quick spread of false information to the point that people are struggling to "know what's real and what isn't."  "This is one of our chief challenges today, is to manage information and to do it in a way that average folks at home can know what's real and what isn't, what's true, what's false, and try to build consensus around a common set of understandings," Kerry said during the Mediterranean Dialogues Conference in Rome.  "Technology has brought the world closer, yes; but it's also enabled bigots and demagogues to spread messages of divisiveness and hate with the click of a button, with the push of a finger."

Gruber Still Lying About Obamacare.  A stable human being, having earned national notoriety by admitting that he participated in a conspiracy to deceive the voters on an important public policy issue, would not expect them to believe anything else he had to say on the subject.  This would be particularly true if he had also said that the deception was predicated on the stupidity of those voters.

The Pathological Intolerance of the Left.  [Scroll down]  Of course, CNN's Chistianne Amanpour weighed in with a speech to The Committee to Protect Journalists, those privileged but beleaguered victims of bias and violence. [...] She rails against "fake news sites."  Those would be the ones with which she and her fellow journos disagree.  That would be any site with conservative views reporting or commenting on the issues the left considers settled and beyond debate.  It is Amanpour and her ilk that broadcast fake news, like "Hillary will win in a landslide."  Every word out of their mouths is propaganda meant to sway public opinion.  That is how stupid they think American citizens are.  So stupid that we do not see them for exactly what they are:  elitist snobs who believe it is their job to dictate to us how to think, act, speak, and vote.

You Can Survive Thanksgiving without Help from the New York Times.  Back in 2013, Michelle Obama wrote on the site of the White House's political arm, Organizing for Action, that, "as you spend time with loved ones this holiday season, be sure to talk with them about what health-care reform can mean to them."  Then in 2014, Mike Bloomberg's anti-gun group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, offered a placemat entitled "Talking Turkey About Guns."  In 2015, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest concurred, suggesting that families should discuss why members of Congress are too afraid of the NRA to pass a gun-control bill:  "As people are sitting around the Thanksgiving table talking about these issues — as they should and I'm sure they all will across the country — I hope that is a question that will be raised and asked by members around the table."  This year we get "How to Talk to Your Family About Planned Parenthood This Thanksgiving."  Pass the gravy, and let me tell you more about the organization's commitment to STD testing.  What is wrong with these people?  Since when is it a national obligation to subject your relatives to the conversational equivalent of push-polling?

Jonathan Gruber Discovers 'Stupidity' Is Wrong Word For American Voters.  Call it the Jonathan Gruber election.  He is the Ford professor of economics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.  He got his Ph.D. at Harvard.  As a White House consultant, he helped to design ObamaCare and was then caught afterward on videotape explaining its passage by talking about "the stupidity of the American voter."  Well, if anyone is "stupid" in this story, it's not the voters, but the academics who in their hubris designed an Affordable Care Act that became so unpopular that it became a decisive factor in Hillary Clinton's defeat.

Post-election thoughts from a 'deplorable'.  We are not stupid.  Although we have been labeled as uneducated, sexist, racist and simply deplorable, we are none of the above.  The membership in the deplorables includes physicians, academics, lawyers and many with advanced degrees.  A friend I hadn't spoken to in a long while expressed her opinion of Trump supporters that came straight from the New York Times and other MSM pundits; that we are basically uneducated and Trump is a sexist racist who mocked the disabled.  I told her that didn't happen but when I listed all the pertinent facts of that misinformation, she ended the conversation with, "I don't want to talk about it."

The Unbearable Lightness of Anti-Trump Hysterics.  [Scroll down]  Hillary and her inner circle were shocked as well.  It never occurred to them that her many crimes, her foundation schemes to enrich herself, her lifetime of lying and her carelessness about national security would filter down to voters.  They assumed regular people, those stupid people Jonathan Gruber counted on to accept the nonsense that is Obamacare, would not know about or read the thousands of leaked Podesta emails that expose the totally self-serving nature of the Clintons and their staff.  The emails prove that they care nothing about the country, the shrinking middle class, ISIS, or Iran's nuclear ambitions.  They care only about winning, keeping power and staying rich.  Liberals routinely and mistakenly view the American people as beneath them, as ignorant.  To their great shock, the deplorables are more informed than Clinton and the DNC ever thought possible.

The Democrat Media Complex Will Never Understand What Happened Tuesday Night.  The morning after the election, I was asked by a lifelong Democrat friend of mine what my thoughts were.  I told her that my big takeaway was the that media managed to make me respect it less and despise it more even though this was an election cycle where I had no emotional investment whatsoever in a candidate.  It's not just the bias, although I will never condone that while they're pretending to be neutral observers.  It's the overwhelming ignorance displayed by a group of people who truly believe themselves to be the smartest ones in the room.  It's like an island populated by people who are four feet tall and have never met anyone else:  they all think they're giants.

Taran Killam blasted for calling 'rural' Americans 'stupid'.  Taran Killam got himself into trouble when he tweeted "rural = stupid" Tuesday night.  The former "Saturday Night Live" star took a lot of heat for his tweet which was seemingly in reference to election results from those living in rural areas.

Clinton's Campaign Is Predicated on the Gruber Principle.  According to a McClatchy-Marist poll released Friday, a majority of the electorate believes Clinton has done "something illegal."  That should be reassuring as it relates to the wisdom of the voters.  Sadly, it isn't. [...] And it gets worse.  When asked if the various legal controversies that swirl around Clinton with ever-increasing velocity would make a difference in the way they vote tomorrow, fully 65 percent of Democrats answered "no difference at all."  Is this an artifact of the "Gruber Principle"?  For those who may have forgotten, this is a reference to the incredibly disingenuous Democrat strategy that was used to pass Obamacare.  It will forever be associated with MIT Professor Jonathan Gruber, who injudiciously described it on video as follows:  "[T]he stupidity of the American voter... was really, really critical for the thing to pass."

Hillary Ads Reaching Out To Stupid Women.  If I were a stupid, brain dead woman, then I'd probably be influenced by these ads and support Hillary Clinton, who is probably one of the most corrupt individuals to ever run for the U.S. presidency.  I, however, have lived long enough to realize that many men speak as arrogantly as Mr. Trump and we've had several presidents whose private sins would dwarf Trump's if they hadn't been covered up by a compliant media.  The very fact that the Clinton ads are predominantly personal attacks on Trump instead of being issue oriented only proves the campaign's desperation in light of the continuing exposes of the nefarious dealings at Hillary's State Department and the Clinton Foundation.  It certainly looks as if she sold the country down the drain to enrich herself and oh yes, four Americans died and an entire country (Libya) was decimated thanks to Hillary.

More Power, Less Principle in the Culture Wars.  [Scroll down]  President Obama, clearly a product of this system, has provided numerous illustrations over the years.  A personal favorite dates from his first presidential campaign in 2008, when, before a wellheeled San Francisco audience, he glibly explained the intransigence of those outside their circle.  Implying that the losers in the great meritocratic competition may lack the cognitive ability to cope gracefully with the modern life, he characterized them as frightened and understandably prone to "cling to their guns and Bibles."  At least he was sympathetic and resisted the temptation to characterize them as evil, as many others of this elite group have.  Otherwise, he could not have been more condescending.

NYT Writer Frames Hillary Clinton As The Victim Of Testosterone.  Frank Bruni, a writer for the liberal fish-wrapping known as the New York Times, has the entire history of Hillary Clinton's corruption figured out.  It's far more nuanced than mere commoners can grasp, apparently, but just to break down Bruni's main gist:  Men are pigs.

Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails show how America is run.  They are the comfortable and well-educated mainstay of our modern Democratic party.  They are also the grandees of our national media; the architects of our software; the designers of our streets; the high officials of our banking system; the authors of just about every plan to fix social security or fine-tune the Middle East with precision droning.  They are, they think, not a class at all but rather the enlightened ones, the people who must be answered to but who need never explain themselves.

Hillary's Plot Against America.  Barack Obama's oft-quoted promise that "if you like your health care plan, you can keep it" has been living up to its dubious distinction granted in 2013 as the "lie of the year."  Actually, it is the biggest lie in decades and he and his people knew it was a lie all along.  Remember that the bill's architect admitted that they relied on the "stupidity of the American people" to help the bill pass and three Obama speechwriters laughed about it on a PBS show.

WashPost's Phillip:  Clinton Scandals Are Too 'Complicated to Prosecute' a Case to Voters.  On the Monday [10/24/2016] edition of CNN's Inside Politics, Washington Post political reporter Abby Phillip employed a tiresome tactic to deflect away from any number of the Clinton scandals and particularly the revelations via WikiLeaks because it's all "too complicated" to explain to voters in building a case against her.

The Left and the Masses:  Part III.  When Barack Obama referred to ordinary working people as people who are "bitter," and who "cling to guns or religion," that was not just a peculiarity of Obama.  He was part of a centuries-long tradition on the left.  No one so epitomized the 18th century left as Jean Jacques Rousseau, who likened the masses to "a stupid, pusillanimous invalid."  In the 19th century, Karl Marx said, "The working class is revolutionary or it is nothing" — in other words, millions of human beings mattered only if they carried out his vision.  Fabian socialist George Bernard Shaw included the working class among the "detestable" people who "have no right to live."  He added:  "I should despair if I did not know that they will all die presently, and that there is no need on earth why they should be replaced by people like themselves."  It sounds very much like Hillary Clinton's view of the "deplorables" who support her opponent, or Bill Clinton's characterization of the same people as "standard rednecks."

Hey Catholics, This Is What Team Hillary Really Thinks Of You.  [Scroll down]  Had this been conservatives talking about some liberal cause celebre, the media and Planet Clinton would be feasting on it and calling for the heads of all involved.  Imagine for a moment if you replaced the actors with conservatives and Catholicism and the conversation topic with Black Lives Matter, LGTB rights, or women.  The rebukes would come fast and furious, and with wicked vengeance.  Another email shows Podesta discussing the groups he founded to incite rebellion and schism within the Church, when confronted with the suggestion of a "Catholic Spring" against church doctrine and leadership in favor of "gender equality."

Halperin: Leaked Clinton Campaign E-Mails Too 'Complicated' for Voters to Care About.  Appearing on Wednesday's [10/12/2016] NBC Today, Bloomberg Politics editor Mark Halperin tried to dismiss the importance of Clinton campaign e-mails released by Wikileaks as being too "inside baseball" and "complicated" for voters to grasp.  He then argued the issue would only matter if journalists actually pressed the Democratic nominee on the topic.  Following a report from correspondent Kristen Welker on Hillary Clinton "facing more tough questions about hacked e-mails," co-host Matt Lauer asked Halperin:  "Mark, scale of one to ten, one being a non-event, ten being a campaign-shaking event, where do these Wikileaks documents fall for Hillary Clinton?"  Halperin replied:  "Three today with the potential to go to eight as reporters dig in to some of this stuff and more come."

How 900 health tourists gave birth at just ONE hospital.  Women will be asked to show passports before giving birth at one of the country's largest hospitals to cut 'maternity tourism'.  Expectant mothers will have to provide papers showing they are eligible for free NHS care when they arrive for scans.  Those unable to do so will be referred to the Home Office.  They could face deportation.

Spokesman:  Clinton 'suffers' during interviews with 'lesser intellects'.  A spokesman for Hillary Clinton said in 2015 that his candidate "suffers in performance" when she is interviewed by someone with a "lesser intellect," according to new emails revealing the exchange with a cable TV host.  Spokesman Nick Merrill made the statement to reassure Greta Van Susteren, who was then with Fox News, that Clinton's team respected her despite Clinton's refusal to appear on her program, and after a leaked email from Clinton aide Philippe Reines referred to Susteren as "malleable."

Kaine and Pence's Rumble.  Kaine's debate prep, like Hillary's, was based on the firm belief that the American people are stupid.  Democrats have contempt for everyone outside of the beltway or their donor class.  Did they really think that whoever tuned in tonight was not up on what each of the candidates has said in the past?

Hillary on Bernie Sanders Supporters:  They're a bunch of losers "living in their parents's basement".  As far as message discipline goes, Donald Trump may not be the wild one among our two presidential candidates.

New audio:  Clinton refers to Sanders fans as frustrated, basement-dwellers.  Hillary Clinton suggested in February that many of the young people who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., in the Democratic primary were unemployed political neophytes who still lived with their parents, according to new audio released this week.  "Some are new to politics completely.  They're children of the Great Recession.  And they are living in their parents' basement.  They feel they got their education and the jobs that are available to them are not at all what they envisioned for themselves.  And they don't see much of a future," the now-Democratic nominee said at a private fundraiser held in Maclean, Va.

Hillary caught on tape mocking millenials [sic] living in parents' basement and wanting free college.  Hillary Clinton was secretly recorded at a fundraiser for wealthy donors mocking and condescending to the millennials who backed Bernie Sanders.  The recording and transcripts were released by The Intercept, a site financially backed by Pierre Omidyar and edited by Glenn Greenwald, both left-wingers.  But evidently the spectacle of Hillary Clinton telling rich people the youngsters are naïve and free college is impractical, while currently touting free college to them on the campaign trail, is just too much to bear.

'Deplorables' by a different name:  Obama says Trump fueled by fearful, resentful voters.  Even as Donald Trump is climbing in polls, President Obama said most Americans have figured out that the Republican nominee isn't "suited" for the presidency.  "I don't think it's a surprise for me to say that I don't think his temperament is suited for this office," Mr. Obama said in an interview published in Vanity Fair.  "But it's not something that I have to emphasize because I think the majority of the American people have figured that out."  The president told historian Doris Kearns Goodwin that he views Mr. Trump's candidacy as "an expression of certain fears, certain resentments, that have been a running thread in American history."

Hillary Hates You.  You're deplorable.  You're irredeemable.  With a wave of her limp, clammy hand, this sick old woman dismisses you from the company of those whose opinions have value, whose interests matter, who have any moral claim to participation in self-governance.  You are less than nothing.  You are vermin to be, at best, driven from society.  Will Hillary Clinton ever be your president?  No, and she makes no excuses and offers no denials that a Hillary Clinton presidency means the division of the country into those people she considers worthy and those people she does not.

I'm Deplorable and I'm Proud.  Friday night [9/16/2016], Hillary Clinton said out loud what our progressive friends have long been thinking.  It may cost her the election.  Half of Donald Trump's supporters, claimed Hillary, were merely anxious about the future.  The other half belonged in a "basket of deplorables."  What made them deplorable, said Hillary, was that they were "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it."

'Deplorable' Hillary Clinton Maligns Nearly 50 Million Americans.  Clinton's remarks completely conform with the liberalism that she shares with top Democrats — from K Street to Sunset Boulevard.  As they see it, hordes of the great unwashed live in "flyover country."  They are not educated or elegant enough to have reached Los Angeles, San Francisco, Boston, New York, or — the most elevated place of all — Washington, D.C.  So, enlightened people like Hillary and her supporters must make decisions for these benighted souls.  Thus, Washington should tell these people what to do, every day, all day long.

When Hillary collapsed this weekend so did her credibility.  Hillary Clinton made a terrible mistake on Friday night [9/9/2016].  Speaking to a star-studded audience at a fund-raiser in New York, she inexplicably decided to abuse, denigrate and mock tens of millions of her fellow Americans.  'You could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables,' she sneered.  'Right?  The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic — you name it.'  The well-heeled, affluent, liberal, metropolitan elite crowd at super-fancy Cipriani restaurant in Wall Street, where Barbra Streisand and Rufus Wainwright performed that same night, whooped and hollered.

Desperate Clinton Lashes Out At Trump Supporters — "Basket of Deplorable Americans".  Following the announcement from Bill Clinton that large segments of the American electorate are "coal people", you know 'THOSE PEOPLE' — in the 'US' -vs- 'THEM' world, those simpletons, too uneducated to properly evaluate the magnanimous magnificence of the Clinton family, Hillary jumps into the foray with her own specific ridicule.  Secretary Hillary Clinton telling her donors at a fundraising dinner that Donald Trump supporters are "deplorable".

Who's 'Irredeemable'? The Dangers of a Clinton Presidency Just Got Worse.  In the real (non-Hillary) world, these "deplorables" would be called the American middle class, those folks who are supposed to be suffering at the hands of the one percent — you know, the victims of the endlessly trumpeted (by the Democrats) "income inequality."  Hillary deemed these people "irredeemable" at a fundraiser while introducing Barbra Streisand to a giddy audience, some of whom undoubtedly have net worths upwards of fifty million — like Hillary, Barbra, and just about every Democrat I know.  Well, not every, but many.  Admittedly I live in Hollywood, a wildly skewed demographic, but unlike most denizens of Tinseltown, I have spent a considerable amount of time recently among these so-called "deplorables," aka, in movie parlance, "flyover people."

Hillary Clinton's non-apology apology for 'basket of deplorables'.  Hillary Clinton issued a statement clarifying her "basket of deplorables" comment earlier today which begins:  ["]Last night I was 'grossly generalistic,' and that's never a good idea.  I regret saying 'half' — that was wrong.["]  This is clearly not an apology, it's a quibble over numbers.  She's not retracting the statement only the math.  And yet, the media seems eager to give her credit for walking this back.

More Than 47% of Trump Supporters Are Scum, According to Your Abuela.  Hillary Clinton is world-renowned as a "habitual and serial liar".  She's also an exteremely arrogant woman who will continue Barack Obama's divisive and hateful behavior, only she won't be as charming about it. [...] Her arrogance is why she had a personal server and continues to lie about it.  The American people are beneath her.  At a New York fundraiser, she demonized "half" of Trump's supporters as "baskets of deplorables" who are "racists, sexists, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it".  The rest are just "baskets" of pathetic people who think "the government has let them down, the economy has let them down, nobody cares about them."  She called Trump followers "irredeemable".  How dare she characterize people that way — half are haters and the other half are childlike idiots[.]

More Evidence They Really Do See Us as a 'Basket of Deplorables'.  It's always fun to check out what the loons are saying in Hillaryville.  Her boosters on the far Left didn't want her to backtrack at all on her comment that half of Donald Trump's supporters belong in a "basket of deplorables."  "Do Half of Trump's Supporters Really Belong in a 'Basket of Deplorables'?" asked a headline from Slate on Sunday, before answering the question with an emphatic:  "Yes."

The brilliance of Hillary Clinton's 'deplorables'.  Could there be a clunkier phrase than "basket of deplorables"?  Hillary Clinton's assertion that half — or maybe something less than half — of Donald Trump's supporters are "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it" struck a lot of observers as not just an odd turn of phrase but politically unwise.  You attack your opponent, the idea was, but you don't attack the voters.  But now, a few days later, the brilliance of Clinton's remark is becoming clearer.  Yes, she got a few liberal commentators to take her side and defend the substance of it.  But the far bigger benefit is that in the wake of her comment, some media figures decided to devise a "deplorables" quiz for Trump supporters.  Is Person X deplorable?  How about Person Y?  The effect was to pressure Trump supporters not only to agree with Clinton's larger point but with her precise terminology.

Obama Says Americans can be "Lazy" and "Insular".  President Obama has really shown his true colors the last few months.  Not that they were ever particularly hidden to anyone willing to look.  I mean, the guy golfs every weekend and takes a total of about five to six weeks off a year.  And he's calling Americans lazy?  And they accuse Trump of having poor reality testing.  Yesterday, Obama was supportive of 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick sitting out the National Anthem, saying, "He's exercising his constitutional right to make a statement."

Obama: Americans Too 'Lazy' to Know Anything About the Rest of the World.  Wednesday at a a Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) town hall in Luang Prabang, Laos, President Barack Obama said Americans can be "lazy" because we are so big we think "We don't have to know anything about other people."

Hillary Clinton's 47% Moment:  Calls Trump Supporters 'Racist, Sexist, Homophobic, Xenophobic, Islamophobic'.  During a fundraiser in New York City Friday evening [9/9/2016], Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton described half of the Americans supporting Donald Trump as a "basket of deplorables" made up of "racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic" people.  "You know to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables," she said as the crowd laughed and applauded. "...the racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamophobic, you name it."  Clinton said that it was unfortunate that Trump had given them a voice, citing "offensive mean-spirited rhetoric" on websites and Twitter.

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Hillary condemns alleged "offensive mean-spirited rhetoric" from others while she uses it herself.

New York Times Can't Stop Pushing the Myth of Obama's Literary Genius.  [Scroll down]  For years, Obama has encouraged this fiction.  "I've written two books," he told a crowd of teachers in Virginia in July of 2008.  The crowd applauded.  "I actually wrote them myself," he added with a wink and a nod, and now the teachers exploded in laughter.  They got the joke:  Republicans were too stupid to write their books.

Clinton: Half of Donald Trump's supporters are racist, sexist, homophobic bigots.  Hillary Clinton claimed Friday evening [9/9/2016] that roughly half of Donald Trump's supporters are sexist, racist, homophobic bigots — a heavy charge that comes amid reports the Democratic nominee planned to move away from attacking the Republican candidate.  "To just be grossly generalistic, you can put half of Trump supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables," Clinton said at a fundraiser in New York City.  "Right?  Racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic, you name it."  The former secretary of state continued, adding, "And unfortunately, there are people like that and he has lifted them up.  He has given voice to their websites that used to only have 11,000 people, now have 11 million.  He tweets and retweets offensive, hateful, mean-spirited rhetoric."

Hillary calls 'half' of Trump supporters 'basket of deplorables'.  If you support Donald Trump, you are "irredeemable," part of a "basket of deplorables."  A "kind" who should never be allowed to rise again.  You are a "radical fringe" made up of "racist," "sexist," "homophobic," "Islamophobic," "anti-Semitic," "misogynist," "xenophobic," "you name it" types.  Hillary Clinton paints you as hopeless moral lepers who should be banished to a remote island to live your final days.  We are so bad, so evil, that we are no better than "terrorists."  We are "not America."  We are all of these things (and more), according to Hillary Clinton.

The 7 Dumbest Things That Offended Liberals.  When you're a liberal, the best way to show how much more virtuous you are than other people is to become offended.  The more trivial the issue you are offended by, the more caring, enlightened and, yes, virtuous you appear to other liberals.  Moreover, if you think white privilege, racism and rape culture are running rampant, you'll want to find ways to distinguish yourself from the masses, whom you view as troglodytes.

Bill Clinton:  Email Classification Issues Are 'Too Complicated To Explain To People'.  The American public doesn't understand that Hillary Clinton is telling the truth about her classified emails because government classification issues are "too complicated to explain to people," Bill Clinton said Friday.  The former president was speaking in Las Vegas a presidential forum hosted by the Asian American Journalists Association when he was asked why his wife lied about her emails.  "This is the biggest load of bull I've ever heard," Clinton said during a lengthy response to the question.  He also threw two government officials — FBI director James Comey and Sec. of State John Kerry — under the bus while defending Hillary.

The smug style in American liberalism.  [Scroll down]  Finding comfort in the notion that their former allies were disdainful, hapless rubes, smug liberals created a culture animated by that contempt.  The result is a self-fulfilling prophecy.  Financial incentive compounded this tendency — there is money, after all, in reassuring the bitter.  Over 20 years, an industry arose to cater to the smug style.  It began in humor, and culminated for a time in The Daily Show, a program that more than any other thing advanced the idea that liberal orthodoxy was a kind of educated savvy and that its opponents were, before anything else, stupid.  The smug liberal found relief in ridiculing them.  The internet only made it worse.

Why Are Elites Out of Touch?  They Think Anyone Who Disagrees with Them Is Crazy.  The experts told us that Brexit will not happen.  It cannot happen.  The consequences will be too severe.  The economic fallout too great to even imagine.  Yet, the unthinkable became a reality:  The people of Britain voted "Leave," against the experts' advice.  How could this be?  Did they not hear the experts' warnings? [...] "If they have known better, they would have done better" goes the saying.  The masses need education from the elites.  Once educated, they will follow their leadership.

Joy Reid:  People Are too Dumb to Understand Hillary's 'Complicated' E-Mail Scandal.  In a similar performance from the previous weekend MSNBC's Joy Reid took to the camera Sunday [8/7/2016] to play down the seriousness of Hillary Clinton's E-Mail scandal.  As opposed to going on her show — AM Joy — and shouting down a panelist for states [sic] damaging facts, this time she went on NBC's Meet the Press and insulted the public claiming they were too stupid to understand the issue.

Tired of being told what you just witnessed?  Try C-SPAN.  C-SPAN is beyond question an under-appreciated national treasure that at great expense brings within our reach for free virtually all important political events.  And some not so important perhaps, but revealing of the nation's political fabric, like a candidate's exchange with diners or picnickers. [...] C-SPAN plays to Americans' innate intelligence, largely leaving to individual viewers the decision on winners and losers.  The skirts may not be as short as some networks.  The pontificators are less puffed-up.  And the hype is blessedly absent.

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Someday I'll write a thousand-page denunciation of television, and starting at about page 377, I'll discuss the dumbing down of local TV news, which has reached the point where the Happy Team of delightfully dissimilar and indistinctly ethnic news readers seem to assume that the viewers can't read, or in some cases, can't see at all.  The local weather coverage is often the worst in this regard:  The weather girl puts up a map with the current temperatures, and then reads the numbers to you.  A full-screen quote from the Chief of Police pops up, and the reporter at the police station — where, at that very moment, nothing is happening — reads it to you.  As the headline above implies, when the President goes on TV to make a prepared statement, his address to the nation will be followed by a panel of analysts who will tell you what the president said — as if you didn't hear it two minutes earlier.  They do this because they assume the viewers are stupid.  In many cases, they're right.  The surest way to avoid being treated like a moron (by people you'll probably never meet) is to remove all the television sets from your house.  Life without television is surprisingly peaceful.

Comey's Hillary decision requires "the willing suspension of disbelief".  As [FBI Director James] Comey went through the litany of Hillary's misdeeds, lies, defalcations of duty, extreme carelessness, cunning and risks to national security, Comey made the case for any of a series of charges against Hillary.  Then, with the reputation of the FBI about to be vindicated, Comey dropped the dreaded "however."  In House testimony, Comey again confirmed every factual point demanding prosecution, yet defended his decision not to recommend charges because he was treating Hillary just like he would any other citizen.  Can anyone seriously claim, as Comey has, that Hillary was treated as any other citizen would?  It's laughable and requires the suspension of disbelief.  Either Comey is the dumbest person on earth, or he thinks we are.

'Elites' Called To Arms:  "It's Time To Rise Up Against The Ignorant Masses".  It appears the powers that be just are not going to take it anymore.  Having mistakenly allowed the people of Britain to exercise their free will, Foreign Policy's James Traub exclaims, "It's time for the elites to rise up against the ignorant masses."

Loretta Lynch:  We May Never Know Why That Islamic Terrorist Killed All Those People.  When Omar Mateen said, "I did it for ISIS," what did he really mean?  We may never know. [...] How could we ever know his real motive?  Just because Mateen explained exactly why he did it to anybody who'd listen, that doesn't mean it's really why he did it.

Obama: Supreme Court ruling on immigration 'sets our country back'.  Obama downplayed the outcome, saying a tie doesn't resolve anything.  "If we have a full court issuing a full opinion on anything, then we take it seriously," he said.  "This, we have to abide by, but it wasn't any kind of value statement or a decision on the merits on these issues."  Senate Republicans are "are willfully preventing the Supreme Court from being fully staffed and functioning as our founders intended," he continued.  "And today's situation underscores the degree to which the court is not able to function the way it's supposed to."

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Barack H. Obama couldn't care less about what the Founding Fathers intended, and he obviously doesn't know enough about American history to understand that the Supreme Court was "fully staffed and functioning as our founders intended" when it had only six justices.  The Judiciary Act of 1789 set the number at six:  a chief justice and five associate justices.  In 1807, Congress increased the number of justices to seven; in 1837, the number was bumped up to nine; and in 1863, it rose to 10.  In 1866, Congress passed the Judicial Circuits Act, which shrank the number of justices back down to seven and prevented President Andrew Johnson from appointing anyone new to the court. [Source]  Barack H. Obama thinks you're too stupid to check the facts.

Common Core Fails Students.  What if someone who was really rich got together with some people who were really smart and discovered what was best for everyone?  What would happen if they all used the power of government to nudge (that is, to coerce) people to adopt their program... because it was for the best, even if no one knew it?  You would get Common Core educational standards, a one-size-fits-all curriculum reform program that has been forced down school districts around the nation.  The reigning genie behind all this is Bill Gates.  After all, he is richer than everyone else, so therefore he must be smarter than everyone else.  Better yet, he suffers from a malady that seems to inflict nearly all tech oligarchs — they believe that they constitute a class of Platonic philosopher kings or guardians who know what is best for everyone because they have a clearer vision of the Ideas.

VFW blasts Obama for asserting members are confused by right-wing media.  In attacking Donald Trump, President Obama has managed to anger one of the nation's largest and oldest veterans' groups.  The Veterans of Foreign Wars took offense at Mr. Obama's assertion that its members are confused by right-wing media pundits.

Obama To Middle America:  The Economy Is Doing Great, And If You Don't Think So, You're Dumb.  [Scroll down]  "People are anxious and uncertain about the economy," Obama said in the opening of his speech, to which his basic message was, "How dare they?"  Don't people know about how Obama saved the country from the second Great Depression, or how he single-handedly saved the auto industry, or how his "investments" in clean energy and roads created so many jobs?  "By almost every economic measure," he declared, "America is better off than when I came here at the beginning of my presidency."

New U.S. food label rules to require added sugars to be detailed.  The United States plans a major overhaul of the way packaged foods are labeled, the Food and Drug Administration announced on Friday [5/20/2016].  Serving sizes will be adjusted to reflect how much people actually eat, and for the first time labels will list added sugars.  These are the first significant changes since the Nutrition Facts label was introduced more than 20 years ago.

Michelle Obama wins food fight.  Michelle Obama scored a major victory in her nutrition label crusade on Friday [5/20/2016].  In a major overhaul that has been years in the making, labels on packaged foods will now feature calories listed in bigger and bolder type, a new line for 'Added Sugars', and serving sizes that are more accurate and uniform among similar products.  The changes were proposed by the Food and Drug Administration two years ago and are the first major update of the labels since their creation in 1994.  The labels are now found on over 800,000 foods.

Michelle Obama blames scarce playgrounds for high crime, gun violence.  First lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday [5/17/2016] linked the lack of youth sports and playgrounds to higher crime and even gun violence.  Appearing with her brother and sportscaster Michael Wilbon at the Newseum, she said that bored kids are turning to crime.

The Pajama Boy White House.  During the showdown over Obamacare, the pro-Obama PAC Organizing for Action put out an ad now known as "Pajama Boy."  It showcased a young fellow in thick retro-rimmed glasses, wearing black-and-red plaid children's-style pajamas, and sipping from a mug, with a sort of all-knowing expression on his face.  The text urged:  "Wear pajamas.  Drink hot chocolate.  Talk about getting health insurance.  #GetTalking."  Most men in Dayton or Huntsville do not lounge around in the morning in their pajamas, with or without built-in footpads, drinking hot chocolate and scanning health-insurance policies.  That our elites either think they do, or think the few that matter do, explains why a nation $20 trillion in debt envisions the battle over transgender restrooms as if it were Pearl Harbor.

Rose, Obama Speechwriters Laugh About the President's 'You Can Keep Your Plan' Lie.  Charlie Rose and three of Barack Obama's former speechwriters had a good laugh Monday night while joking about the president's infamous, oft-repeated false promise that under Obamacare, "if you like your health care plan, you can keep your health care plan."  Obama said dozens of times in the run-up to the Affordable Care Act's signing and enactment that no Americans who liked the insurance plan they had would lose it under the Affordable Care Act.  In reality, millions of policies were canceled because of the law's regulations, and Obama was forced to apologize to the American people.  The infamous remark was named 2013's "Lie of the Year" by PolitiFact.

Former Obama speechwriters laugh at 'you can keep your plan' promise.  Charlie Rose and a trio of former Obama speechwriters laughed it up this week at the mention of the president's infamous promise that that under the Affordable Care Act, "if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep your healthcare plan."  The moment occurred during the Monday [5/9/2016] edition of "Charlie Rose:  The Week," as the host and former speechwriters Jon Lovett, Jon Favreau and David Litt discussed the president's writing abilities and his gift for oration.

12 Funniest (and Most Diabolical) Hillary Clinton Quotes.  "We just can't trust the American people to make those types of choices ... Government has to make those choices for people." [to Dennis Hastert regarding Americans selecting their own health insurance policies when she was pushing for HillaryCare]

White House on damage control after aide's magazine profile.  The White House on Monday worked to contain the damage caused by one of President Barack Obama's closest aides, who, in a seemingly candid, behind-the-curtain magazine story, ripped the Washington press corps, boasted of creating an "echo chamber" of supporters to sell the Iran nuclear deal and appeared to dismiss long-time foreign policy hands, including Hillary Clinton, as the Blob.

Meet the Democratic Liars Club.  [Scroll down]  The latest clincher is the admission of a top White House aide that much about the Iranian nuclear deal was a fabrication sold to a lazy, gullible press corps.  Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes boasts that most reporters were too dumb to know or care they were being misled.  "The average reporter we talk to is 27 years old, and their only reporting experience consists of being around political campaigns," Rhodes told The New York Times.  "They literally know nothing."

The runt of Rhodes.  President Obama and his team hold a low opinion of the intelligence of the American people. [...] Now comes Obama deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes to reveal the lies on which Obama's alliance with the Islamic Republic of Iran was promoted. [...] Rhodes is not, as he should be, confined to fetching coffee and performing other menial tasks befitting his qualifications to formulate national security policy. [...] Rhodes himself, however, is an odious ignoramus who knows one thing:  Obama's servitors in the mainstream media are useful idiots.

The man who creates the White House's own reality.  What is Ben Rhodes?  With a 10,000 word profile, published Thursday [5/5/2016], the New York Times Magazine certainly seems to indicate that his presence at the top of the Obama administration's foreign policy operation bears some kind of special significance. [...] The author observes Rhodes complaining bitterly on the day of Obama's final State of the Union address, during which 10 U.S. sailors were inconveniently seized by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, that the news can't be kept secret from the American public so that the president can deliver his speech without distractions.  Of the "average reporter" with whom the White House works to get out its message Rhodes provides the verdict, "they literally know nothing."

Our Secretary-General In Chief.  Terror in Brussels leaves at least 30 dead.  Visiting Cuba, President Obama responds.  For 51 seconds.  Then he gets back to burying the Cold War.  Which ended in 1991.  Later in Havana, explaining to ESPN why he followed through with plans to attend a baseball game despite the international crisis, the president invoked David Ortiz of the Red Sox, who rallied Boston after the 2013 marathon bombing.  What Obama said of Ortiz is revealing.  "That is the kind of resilience and kind of strength that we have to continually show in the face of these terrorists," he said.  "They cannot defeat America.  They can't — they don't produce anything.  They don't have a message that appeals to the vast majority of Muslims or the vast majority of people around the world.  But what they can do is scare us and make people afraid and disrupt our daily lives and divide us.  As long as we don't allow that to happen, we'll be ok."  Whew, what a relief.  Islamic holy warriors bomb, kill, maim, mutilate, decapitate, rape, crucify, and shoot civilians of every sex, age, race, and creed — but they won't win, so long as the president maintains the fortitude to stick to his schedule and watch a baseball game with a Communist dictator.

America Is In The Age Of Stupidity.  For me America stopped being America with the passage of Obama-Care.  The thought that the federal government can force people to buy a product would have been incomprehensible to our founders.  What will they force us to buy next?  Just look at the news everyday, we see things like; laws being passed that allows men and women to use the same restrooms and shower facilities, that's stupidity.  In Colorado they hand out satanic and atheist literature without parental consent to middle school children, that's stupidity.  We have schools that will not suspend students of color no matter what they do, because people of color get suspended more than whites.  Instead of teaching students of color how to behave, they just ignore it, that's stupidity.  We have a president who believes that global warming is a bigger threat than Muslim Terrorists, that's stupidity.

The Fruits of Multiculturalism, Abroad and at Home.  [Scroll down]  There is within our own borders a rising culture of anti-Constitutional, anti-American aggression and fascism, perpetrated upon Americans by other Americans who are so assured of their own moral and intellectual superiority that they have no need of laws that constrain their dominance over their fellow citizens.  They are smarter and better than the rest of us, because they say so.

She Thinks Democrats are Very, Very Stupid.  During Monday's [3/7/2016] Fox News town hall, Hillary Clinton repeated her outrageous claims that her private email server contained no classified material. [...] Clinton reiterated that outrageously false claim again today.  But just last week, it was revealed Clinton's email contained more than 2,000 classified emails, including 104 emails authored and sent by Clinton herself.

The Progressives' Phony Democracy.  [Scroll down]  For over a century modern Democrats have been the agents of this ongoing transformation from self-rule to technocratic "soft despotism."  They are the true privileged elites that Madison scorned.  Just think of Hillary panhandling Wall Street and thug regimes for cash, and ignoring the laws governing the handling of national intelligence.  But progressives hide their drive for more power and control under the phony democratic rhetoric of "concern for the people" whom they in fact regard as unruly children to be controlled by their more intelligent betters.

House votes to ease calorie disclosure rules for pizzerias, delis, grocers.  The House voted Friday [2/12/2016] to make it easier for you to avoid the harsh truth of how many calories you're devouring as you scarf down that pizza.  House members voted 266-144 to gut a proposed Food and Drug Administration rule requiring chain pizzerias, delis, and convenience stores to list the calorie content of their meals on menus or menu boards prominently displayed on the premises.  Instead, takeout restaurants and grocers could choose to disclose calories only on their websites.  The White House opposes the Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act, saying it will leave Americans — who consume a third of their calories away from home — with less information to make healthy choices.

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Common sense, indeed.  Common sense will tell you that if your goal is consistently healthy eating, you don't buy dinner at a pizza parlor or a convenience store, except on rare occasions.  And if you make an occasional excursion to a donut shop or an ice cream store, common sense will tell you that it shouldn't be a routine part of your diet.  You don't need the government to quantify the fat and calorie contents for you, especially since that information is available on demand in most restaurants.

Americans tired of elites who consider them stupid and vicious.  How stupid and vicious do they think we are?  That's a question that I think explains a lot of things about politics and society today — and about this year's unpredictable presidential race.  The "we" in that question are ordinary citizens and the "they" are political and media elites who hold them in contempt.  Which they do over and over again by trying to obfuscate and cover up the source and motives of terrorist attacks.  Barack Obama, who refuses to use phrases akin to "Islamist terrorism," is a prime offender, but far from the only one.

The Tet Offensive: European Union Edition.  Over the course of the past century, while Communism collapsed in the Soviet Union, the Fabian socialists have been increasingly successful at poisoning the roots of national, cultural and ethnic identity, leaving the inheritors of Western Civilization disorganized and demoralized, with no central belief system to rally behind.  Why has this deliberate demoralization and dumbing-down process occurred?  The international socialists have believed at least since the French Revolution that it was their duty to impose a top-down feudal order upon the ordinary "dumb masses," a new world order managed by self-proclaimed experts chosen from among the correctly-educated elites, both for the benefit of the ignoramuses, and as a way to line their own pockets and continue to live an elite lifestyle of wealth and power.

Hillary Gets Conspiratorial: Accuses Republicans of Hiring Actors to Appear at Rallies.  Perhaps Clinton is merely insulting Iowa voters by suggesting they are either dumb or crazy, something Trump and others have been taken to task for.  But it would appear in fact that she is seriously suggesting that GOP candidates are paying actors to attend their rallies.

Where Obama won't be going on his global farewell tour.  As President Obama begins his final year in office, polls show that public confidence in his national security leadership has collapsed:  Only 18 percent of Americans say the United States is winning the war on terrorism, and even a 59 percent majority of Democrats are dissatisfied with how Obama is prosecuting the fight against Islamist radicalism.  Obama's response?  The Post reports the president has "scolded his aides about how poorly the administration was communicating" his strategy and ordered an "uptick in our communications tempo."  Not an uptick in our "operations tempo" against the terrorists, mind you — an uptick in our communications tempo.  You see, the problem isn't the military strategy; it's the communications strategy.  If Americans don't see how brilliant Obama's approach is, he must not be explaining it well enough.

They Think You're Stupid.  When President Obama and his White House deny that the San Bernardino massacre was an act of terror — literally one hour before his own FBI declares it so — am I supposed to believe that Barack H. Obama, super-genius, is really that dumb?  When Hillary Clinton says, just days after ISIS's Paris massacre, Muslims have no connection whatsoever to terrorism, am I supposed to believe that?  And when, amid the violence, the nation's top law-enforcement officer says her "greatest fear" is the "incredibly disturbing rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric" — as opposed to, you know, actual violence — must I believe that whopper, too?  From ISIS is "contained" to "Obamacare is working," liberal politicians are telling us things we know are just plain wrong.  Do they really want us to think they're this intellectually challenged?

New Hillary Ad: '44 Boys Is Too Many' in White House.  Hillary Clinton released an ad this morning featuring girls saying there have been too many boys in the White House.  "It has been ridiculous that there has never been a female president before," one of the girls says, reading from a letter that she wrote to Clinton.  "Forty-four boys is too many," writes another.  The Clinton camp used this as the title of the ad.  "It will be hard work to be a grandma and president," another girl says.  "I know you can do it."

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Anyone who thinks these girls wrote letters to Hillary Clinton is obviously unaware of the meaning of astroturf, in a political context.  Are we to believe that every one of these little girls wrote spontaneously to Mrs. Clinton, because they're all so interested in the outcome of the next election, and even though some of the letters are apparently written with crayons, there's not one misspelled word in any of them?  Hillary Clinton thinks you're stupid, and Hillary Clinton hopes the emotional appeal of a group of precocious little girls will pull just one more undecided (and gullible) female voter over to her side.

The surprising reason behind Obama's aggressive drive to regulate you more.  Clearly, Americans are incapable of living their everyday lives without explicit written guidance from Washington bureaucrats.  Thankfully, a caring Barack Obama and his minions are working feverishly these days to guide us on their proper path by writing and imposing a record number of costly regulations before his reign ends in 416 days.

The Surging Anti-American Sentiment of the Left.  [Scroll down]  Few Democrats have demonstrated this better than Barack Obama who panders to stupidity and emotions in his relentless push to sell policies ranging from Obamacare to the Iran deal.  Daniel Greenfield of Front Page Mag elaborates that the "Obama toolbox is the same no matter what the issue might be.  His political allies rush out smear campaigns accusing opponents of everything from treason to racism.  The media fills with phony polls.  The White House spews lies that it contradicts before denying that it ever contradicted them.  Letters by 'independent' experts are solicited without those worthies admitting their ties to the White House."

Hey Rubes, I Never Blamed a Video for the Attack in Benghazi!  Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's testimony yesterday before the congressional committee formed to investigate the deadly Benghazi debacle that she allowed to happen and then tried to cover up can be summed up in two words:  she lied.

Hillary's Trade Flip-Flop Shows How Dumb She Thinks We Are.  For years, Hillary Clinton has championed the Trans-Pacific Partnership as one of her signal achievements in her time as secretary of state.  She called it the "gold standard in trade agreements" in 2012.  She listed it in her book as one of her key accomplishments.  But now, four weeks before the final TPP text is released, she has announced a change of heart.  "As of today," she told Judy Woodruff, "I am not in favor of what I have learned about it."  Clinton's flip-flop would be laughable if it weren't exactly what the American people expect of her — and a trap for Republicans blind to her game.

Hillary Clinton's campaign shocked that women can read and think.  [Scroll down]  Apparently, the Clinton campaign is shocked that women can actually read and that they have the capacity to process what they have read.  It should be no surprise that when a majority of a demographic segment believes a politician is a liar and has engaged in misconduct that a majority will also vote for someone else.  This erosion morphing into avalanche of women voters away from Clinton is lethal.  There is no way anyone in the race is going to generate black voter turnout and roll up the 97% or so level of support that did Barack Obama.

Discovered Video: Michelle Obama Trashes America As Ignorant.  At a speech in South Carolina, Michelle Obama blasts America as an "ignorant" that is set in our ways and living based on fear.  [Video clip]

For Hoodwink Hillary, Lying Is An Art Form.  Hoodwink Hillary is very pleased with the dumbing down of America.  The queen of scam believes the American people are dumb, gullible, hopelessly naïve and thankfully tuned out.  Sadly she's correct as it pertains to the mouth-breathing bloodsuckers who think you're a sucker if you earn your own way and demand free stuff at the expense of the hard-working producers in America.  Hillary knows the bloodsuckers and crayon-eaters are easily manipulated, conned, fleeced and hoodwinked.  They are the dumbest creatures on two feet and the slithering backbone of the Democrat Party.

What Hillary Clinton Would Say About Her Email Scandal If She Were Being Brutally Honest.  Hillary Clinton is struggling to manage the scandal that has erupted over her unprecedented use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state.  She "regrets" not following the rules, and is "sorry that this has been confusing to people."  As Clinton has previously said, her biggest weakness is that the American people are too stupid to realize why she deserves to be president.

Clinton: 'I Was Not Thinking a Lot' When I Became Secretary of State.  With a long line of debunked lies, shredded excuses, and abandoned spin attempts behind her, Hillary Clinton finally decided it was time to "apologize" for her email scandal.  Of course, her idea of an "apology" basically amounts to:  I'm sorry you Little People are too stupid to understand what I was up against, as a historic female Secretary of State.  For good measure, Clinton threw in a stiff dose of the amazing Incompetence Defense into her MSNBC appearance — that bizarre, and disturbingly effective, tactic pioneered by the Obama Administration where officials claim to be innocent of wrongdoing by insisting they're not very good at their jobs.

Hillary Clinton is Sorry You're Too Stupid to Understand Her Lies.  Did Hillary do anything wrong?  No.  "It wasn't the best choice".  Why?  Because it's "confusing to people."  Is Hillary sorry?  Yes, she's "'sorry that this has been confusing to people."  Hillary Clinton is sorry that you're too stupid to believe her excuses.  And she would have made a different choice if she knew how stupid you were.  She disagrees with the choice she made, only because she had not previously imagined just how stupid everyone was.  Now she's sorry... that you're too stupid to understand why a top government official would want to run her own email server with classified information and poor security that she then wiped.  She's sorry that you can't understand why her associate is refusing to cooperate with the FBI.

"You Think We're That Stupid?"  The almost unbelievable tale of Hillary Clinton's private email/server used for her official State Department business is fraught with loose ends.  While we struggle to keep up with developments, America Rising has put together the video [in this article] giving us a fair take on the story so far.  [Video clip]

Mission creep:  HHS cross-promotes EPA program.
HHS pitches 'clean power' for kids with claims it will cut asthma, pollen, and Lyme disease.  It's nothing but a Stalinist propaganda campaign, taking over every aspect of intellectual life.  It has no tether to any legitimate exercise of government power — which would start, if nowhere else, with executive departments staying in their lanes and not advertising each other's programs with heavy-breathing flourishes.

HHS Secretary Pitches Clean Power Plan to Kids, With Reference to 'Cooties'.  "The only thing your kids should be afraid of catching in the backyard is cooties," says Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell.  That's one of the reasons why the Obama administration's Clean Power Plan is "good for our children's health," Burwell blogged last week.  She explained that the rule finalized this month by the Environmental Protection Agency will "leave the planet safer and healthier for our children and our grandchildren" by cutting carbon pollution from coal-fired plants.

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Carbon dioxide is not carbon, nor is it pollution.  If you mean carbon dioxide emissions, don't say carbon pollution.

Bernie Sanders ignorance watch.  [Scroll down]  Sanders puts it this way:  "Men, stand with the women and demand pay equity.  There is no defensible reason why women are making 78 cents on the dollar.  That has got to change."  What has got to change is Democrats like Sanders exploiting the ignorance of their adherents.  Unfortunately, however, such exploitation has become a mainstay of the party.

Hillary Clinton: My Greatest Weakness Is Stupid People Who Don't Understand Why I Should Be President.  [Scroll down]  Got that?  Clinton's biggest fault is her inability to deal with you idiots who can't comprehend why Hillary Clinton should be president.[...] This weakness was on display in 2008 during the Democratic primary, when Hillary was brought to tears upon realizing that Democratic voters might reject her in favor of an inexperienced celebrity like Barack Obama.

Don't worry about 'Climate Security', Global warming gang's got you covered.  A friend sends the heads up to be on the alert for a new term being put into use by the busy as beavers climate change fraudsters:  The newly minted term du jour is:  'Climate Security'.  (Financial Times, July 27, 2015.)  It would help more than anything if the global warming/climate change shysters could get the masses to believe that that they need protection from the weather and that they are the only ones that can provide it.

EPA Chief: Climate Change Is Fact Because Bad Weather Leads the News.  EPA administrator Gina McCarthy said there is no need to continue debating the science behind climate change.  "I can remember a day when the weather report was in the middle of the domestic and international news and took about a minute and a half.  It wasn't the news.  When you go on the news today the first thing you'll hear about is the weather.  So there is a dramatic difference in the way people perceive the ability of the climate to impact their lives because they're feeling it today," McCarthy said during an event sponsored by the Christian Science Monitor.

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The weather is the lead story on the local news because it's cheap and easy to have someone state the obvious.  It is sometimes the first event in a newscast because the rest of the show isn't ready yet.  Weather is usually not an issue, and the coverage of routine conditions (which anyone with two eyes and a window can see for himself) is filler.  Weather announcers routinely tell their audiences how to avoid the effects of hot weather or cold weather or heavy rain, not because the weather is any more severe these days, but because they think the viewers are too stupid to figure it out.  So the presence of abundant weather coverage on TV is not because the weather is bad, it's because the state of journalism is bad.

A New Syndrome: Anything But Islam.  Examples of liberals defending jihadist behavior are far too numerous to detail.  From elected officials to entertainers to grandmas and college students on social media, they can be found by the millions singing a similar tune, defending people who are beheading, dropping off buildings, burning, drowning, burying alive, and worse (if they can think of worse) in the name of service to their god.  The White House, via State Dept. Deputy Spokesperson Marie Huff, has gone so far as to suggest a driving force behind such bombings and beheadings being a lack of quality jobs.  Yeah, jobs!  That's it.  A lousy job leads you to cut people's heads off!  Anything but Islam.

Thanks to Obama, Racial Division Will Never End.  Obama is the president of the United States, yet he persists on dividing us, not uniting us.  It is the goal of the Left to break us all down into groups, so that you can be "treated fairly" by your benevolent government.  Let's say you are black.  No matter what your background, experience, family life, likes, dislikes, work ethic, whether you are a professional or unemployed, you are going to be treated as if the government has to fix things for you, even if you don't want them "fixed" — and it's all for your own good.

It's Not If But When the Government Seizes Private Retirement Savings.  A little-noticed rule from the Department of Labor this week could affect millions of retirement investments.  On page 4 of the proposed regulation, DoL expresses the view that "seldom" can Americans "prudently manage retirement benefits on their own" and that they "generally cannot distinguish good investments from bad."  The government steps in and makes the cost of some of these investments too high for many.  The Competitive Enterprise Institute calls it "Obamacare for Your IRA."  It's a hidden tax scheme you can read about at Fox Business.  The point of mentioning it is that the government thinks you're stupid and they need to step in.

Comments o' the day, spotted at — of all places — The New York Times.  ["]I don't care for Mrs. Clinton.  She is untruthful and extremely overrated.  Much of her support is based on sympathy because she married a serial philanderer.  But lying is now, for the Democrat Party, the state of the art with respect to campaigning and governing.  It's an indispensable part of modern liberalism.  The whole point is that the Democrat elite and their bureaucrats know better.  They know what's good for the masses.  The masses are dumb and do not know what's good for them.["]

Ethanol And Motorcycles.  Pardon the bureaucrat speak, but on May 29 the Environmental Protection Agency:  "announced proposed volume requirements under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) program for the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, and also proposed volume requirements for biomass-based diesel for 2017.  The proposal would boost renewable fuel production and provide for ambitious yet responsible growth over multiple years, supporting future expansion of the biofuels industry."  That's how your government speaks to you; Like they are Foghorn Leghorn and your name is "Boy."

Obama Praises 'Good Idea' to Have More Women on American Money.  President Obama signaled support for putting the faces of more women on American money during a speech in Kansas City on Wednesday [6/17/2015].  "Last week a young girl wrote to ask me why aren't there any women on our currency," Obama said.

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Raise your hand if you believe that a little girl spontaneously and coincidentally wrote to Barack H. Obama to ask a feminist question about U.S. currency, just last week.

Hillary to Call for Expansion of Early Voting Scam Nationwide.  In whatever universe the Democrats are inhabiting, the two most difficult things to do seem to be getting an ID or reading a calendar to plan for 30 minutes at the polls.  While I don't think it helps much to immediately dismiss people on the other side of the political aisle as stupid, the Democrats keep asking us to treat them that way.  The notion that current early voting laws are "restrictive" is laughable.

MSM Journalist Wants Republican Presidential Candidates to 'Unleash Their Lizard Brains' in Upcoming Debates.  Three mainstream media journalists are showing their bias against the large field of Republican Presidential candidates.  In a recent podcast, they discussed the 2016 campaign.  When asked by MSNBC's Alex Wagner what she thought of the Republican candidates who will be invited to participate in the upcoming Fox News debates, Annie Lowrey, who writes for New York Magazine, let loose:  "Even in terms of getting a better bread and circus type ludicrous production, which as a journalist is all that I care about, I just want chaos, anarchy, racist comments, sexist comments, I want, I want the worst of these people, I want them to, like, unleash their lizard brains."

Hillary Deliberately Caused Delay Of Email Release By Submitting Only Paper Copies.  She thinks we are all stupid and that we don't get it.  But we do:  Hillary set up her home server to circumvent the Freedom of Information Act, she did just that, and once caught, she wiped her server clean and got rid of everything she didn't want us to see.

'Just Asking'.  One of the ways of fighting poverty, [President Obama] proposed, was to "ask from society's lottery winners" that they make a "modest investment" in government programs to help the poor.  Since free speech is guaranteed to everyone by the First Amendment to the Constitution, there is nothing to prevent anybody from asking anything from anybody else.  But the federal government does not just "ask" for money.  It takes the money it wants in taxes, usually before the people who have earned it see their paychecks.  Despite pious rhetoric on the left about "asking" the more fortunate for more money, the government does not "ask" anything.  It seizes what it wants by force.  If you don't pay up, it can take not only your paycheck, it can seize your bank account, put a lien on your home and/or put you in federal prison.  So please don't insult our intelligence by talking piously about "asking."

I Need a Trigger Warning on Trigger Warnings.  I have to admit, the first time I heard about trigger warnings, I thought they were a joke.  In short, trigger warnings assume that students are so infantile that they cannot handle classroom discussion or themes in great literature that push them beyond their comfort zone.

Our fawning press and Hillary Clinton's Iowa magical mystery tour.  No one in their right mind thinks that Hillary is more comfortable traveling 1,000 miles in a mini-van Secret Service convoy than in the back seat of a limo, or on Air Force One for heaven's sake.  If Hillary's advisers think that Iowans are that simple-minded, shame on them.

Our fawning press and Hillary Clinton's Iowa magical mystery tour.  No one in their right mind thinks that Hillary is more comfortable traveling 1,000 miles in a mini-van Secret Service convoy than in the back seat of a limo, or on Air Force One for heaven's sake.  If Hillary's advisers think that Iowans are that simple-minded, shame on them.

Obama's deceptions on Iran and Cuba.  Remember Jonathan Gruber, the Obamacare architect who as caught on tape boasting how the president had taken advantage of the "stupidity" of American voters to pass his health-care law?  Well it seems, Obama is applying the "Gruber Doctrine" once again — this time to foreign policy.

Hillary Clinton's insultingly vapid video.  The more I watch Hillary Clinton's announcement video, the less I like it. [...] For one, the video was relentlessly, insultingly vapid — a Verizon commercial without the substance.  "Americans have fought their way back from tough economic times, but the deck is still stacked in favor of those at the top," Clinton said in what passed for a meaty message.  "Everyday Americans need a champion, and I want to be that champion."  Seriously, this makes Ronald Reagan's gauzy "It's Morning Again in America" commercial look like a Brookings Institution seminar on economic policy.

Liz Warren: The next Obama.  [Scroll down]  Obama is the most extreme leftist ever to become president.  He has no real commitment to the U.S. Constitution, as he has said himself, but he obviously does have a yen for Islamist extremists like the Muslim Brotherhood and the Iranian mullahs.  Remember, these are seriously delusional people.  They think they deserve untrammeled power over the rest of us, because they, and only they, know how to run things.  They believe that regular Americans are stupid, when they believe in the viability of Marxism, the global warming fraud, and killing off U.S. energy independence.  But they are experts at political deception and manipulation, and the public is still mostly in the dark.

Operation Choke Point is government run amuck.  Liberal economist and health care advisor Jonathan Gruber was forced to testify before a House committee months ago to explain and apologize for his now infamous comments about the "stupidity of the American voter."  While Gruber was scolded by members of both parties for callously dismissing the actions of millions of Americans, his comments represent a feeling all too common among the Beltway establishment.  They will not admit it, but they really believe that voters are dumb and consumers need government to protect them from themselves.

Obama on Clinton emails, IRS, VA, Fast and Furious: I heard about it on the news.  The most powerful man in the world sure seems to get a lot of information about what's going on inside his administration from outside news reports.  The latest example was President Obama saying in an interview aired over the weekend that he learned of his former secretary of state's personal email use from the media.  Asked when he first found out Hillary Clinton was using a non-official system to conduct government business, Obama told CBS News:  "The same time as everybody else, through news reports."

Obama says he learned of Clinton using private email through news reports.  President Obama says he first learned from news reports that his former secretary of state, Hillary Clinton, used a private email account during her tenure, amid reports the White House and State Department may have known as far back as last August that Clinton did not use government email.  "The same time everybody else learned it, through news reports," Obama told CBS' Bill Plante, in response to a question of when the president learned of Clinton's use of a private email account for conducting government business.

Obama weighs in on Hillary Clinton's private emails.  President Obama only learned of Hillary Clinton's private email address use for official State Department business after a New York Times report, he told CBS News in an interview.  CBS News senior White House correspondent Bill Plante asked Mr. Obama when he learned about her private email system after his Saturday [3/7/2015] appearance in Selma, Alabama.  "The same time everybody else learned it through news reports," the president told Plante.

White House: Obama Was Aware Of Clinton's Email Address.  The White House says the president did email with Clinton during her time in office, but he was unaware of that she used the personal account exclusively and housed it on a private server.

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The president is either lying or he is monumentally stupid, or his staff is incompetent and corrupt.  Take your pick.

Obama Using the "I'm Completely Ignorant of the Internet" Defense.  Remember when Obama was being sold as the smart tech-savvy pol?  And now suddenly he's too stupid to know that the email he was using for Hillary had no .gov on the end and that isn't a branch of the government?  Is this supposed to fool anyone remotely conversant with the internet?  First Obama's people, as usual, that he only found out about Clinton's use of a private email address from the news.  Then it turned out that the White House had known about it all along.  Now the fallback position is that Obama is completely ignorant of how the internet works.

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It is difficult to imagine a community organizer being unfamiliar with email, since it is the most important tool used by community organizers.WzlV

Obama's Hillary email claim walked back by Josh Earnest.  President Obama's claim that he only learned of Hillary Clinton's private e-mail account from the media was a lie that lasted only two days. [...] The weaseling of Earnest can't obscure the fact that Obama lied about not knowing his SecState was violating his own policy on use of government e-mail accounts for all official business.  Unless he was such a moron that he never noticed the .com instead of a .gov e-mail address.

8 Times Obama Says He Was Way Out of the Loop.  It's a remarkable irony: the same U.S. president whose administration has gone to great lengths to monitor journalists, whistleblowers and the public, claims to be oddly in the dark regarding basic information on some of his biggest controversies.  Here are eight instances in which President Obama said he heard it on the news — or way after-the-fact — just like ordinary Americans.

Seven Reasons Why We Really Hate the Media.  [#6] They don't understand people, for whom they mostly have contempt.  When you live in the Bos-Wash corridor, everything else is flyover country, including California.  It's populated by "the other" — Christians, gun nuts, hillbillies who didn't go to Harvard.  Big-time journalists approach such people like anthropologists doing field work — and then they make fun of them.  And by "them," I mean "you."

Among All the Best People.  In 2006 president Obama told an audience that he had "stolen ideas liberally" from Gruber, "one of the brightest minds from academia and policy circles".  Gruber once had multiple contracts worth millions to supply economic modeling to the president's signature healthcare program.  He was riding high.  Then Rich Weinstein an investment adviser from Philadelphia found a series of videos taken at small forums in which Gruber confided to audiences the less than flattering inside dope on Obamacare.  It portrayed an administration laughing at ignorant voters for believing in the promises of the program.  After the videos were publicized Gruber's world began to fall apart.

Manufacturing Outrage.  [Scroll down]  We might read about Obama's Grammy and Nobel Peace Prize, but how about his Lie of the Year, bestowed upon him by, for his repeated claims that "if you like your healthcare plan, you can keep it"?  But facts do not seem to matter to Democrats, only rage that can motivate people to vote for them.  Their leader Barack Obama is a con man who thinks Americans are stupid people, susceptible to believing any stories he peddles.

Obama's Crusades.  After six years, it is so tiring to constantly be lectured to, talked down to, by Barack Obama that at some level, the content doesn't really matter.  It's the principle of the thing.  We elected a commander-in-chief, not a scold-in-chief, but the latter is what the progressive Left, embodied by Obama, sees as its primary role today.  They just can't see the rest of the country, outside the Upper East Side salons and Cambridge and San Francisco dining rooms, as adults.  We're all of us, all 300 million of us, the slightly dim children that need to be lectured to constantly.

First Lady: kids will 'eventually' embrace new school lunches.  In an interview with Cooking Light magazine to mark the fifth anniversary of her Let's Move initiative, the first lady says that she sees the effort as "generational."  Eventually, Obama argues, schools will be filled with children who never knew meals that did not conform to new nutritional standards.  "We're really thinking about the kids who are kindergartners today," Obama said.  "If all they know are whole grains and vegetables, by the time they're graduating from high school, this will be their norm; they won't know anything different."

We need a president who believes in America.  If there's anything we've learned in six years of President Obama's administration it's that he doesn't like us or trust us very much, and that he believes we're not very smart.

Pelosi: Obama's Paris No-Show OK Because 'What Happened Had a Spontaneity to It'.  House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) excused President Obama's absence from a Paris march on Sunday because last Wednesday's terrorist attack there was a "spontaneous" event.  At a news conference with her caucus' new policy and communications committee today, Pelosi elaborated a bit on Obama's meeting with "a chunk of" House and Senate Democratic and Republican leadership. [...] Pelosi said there was no discussion about Obama's no-show among nearly 50 world leaders who linked arms in Paris in a show of solidarity against terrorism.  "That didn't come up at the meeting," she said.

Washington, D.C. Mayor Purposely Uses Bad Grammar.  Democratic Washington, D.C. mayor Muriel Bowser used grossly incorrect grammar in a recent tweet to her constituents.  [Illustration]  Note to the students of the Washington, D.C. public school system:  The way your mayor wrote that sentence was not grammatically correct.  When you write sentences, hopefully your teachers tell you to write them correctly so you can be among the 59 percent of D.C. students who graduate high school in four years, according to 2012 statistics, and you won't have to become a union card-carrying public school teacher who supports Muriel Bowser and her stilted faux-populist appeals.

2015: The ObamaCare Crucible.  Thanks to the administration's many friends in the media, the Gruber story itself will not cause as much damage as it would if the videos had caught a Republican making similarly offensive comments.  But the perception of an arrogant elite foisting a costly and unpopular bill on a resistant American public will be hard to erase.  Gruber's comments seemed at heart the purest example of modern, activist liberal thinking:  We, the elites, know what is good for the people, but it is too difficult to explain to the hoi polloi.  It must be foisted upon them for their own benefit.

Hollywood Couldn't Write This.  Audiences are more sophisticated than Hollywood gives them credit.  No matter how weak the plot, watching Ironman throw around cars seems more believable than the pompous, obnoxious, self-important stories of some lib fighting the corrupt system.

Has America Finally Begun to Despise BOTH Parties?  For many years average Americans, regardless of color, gender, national origin, religious affiliation (or lack of any religion), level of formal education or any other cultural identity have despised Democrat politicians more than Republican politicians.  Why would this be so?  Largely it can be assumed that Republicans have had a much better track record of hiding their elitism than Democrats have.  Professor Gruber recently provided evidence of this elitism by simply stating that those self-same average Americans are "stupid".  Kind of hard not to despise such creatures.

Students Sign Petition to Make Jonathan Gruber Sec. of Defense.  By now, most of us know how Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber feels about the American voter.  He thinks that a lot of them are pretty stupid.  At least, the ones who bought into the sales pitch that he created in order to convince the American people Obamacare was a terrific idea.  But, was he right?  Are American voters really as dim-witted as Gruber thinks they are?

Liberals believe the general American public is incredibly stupid and ignorant.  More than any ethnic group or global population, Americans are profoundly incapable of basic consciousness.  Our disregard for science, the arts, environmentalism, progressive political causes, public education, the Democratic Party, European superiority, and the moral superiority of the indigenous tribes are all characteristics that make the average American a painful study in ignorance that Maher, Stewart, Krugman, Crowley, Frank, and Friedman can barely tolerate.  The stupidity of Americans necessitates and justifies all kinds of rhetorical manipulations aimed at raising them up out of their failure to follow the example set by the higher beings inhabiting the East and West Coast and select urban centers.

The IRS Scandal Is Not Going Away.  The utter contempt the Obama administration shows toward the oversight powers of Congress, toward the millions of information technology-savvy Americans who grasp the lying and silly explanations provided by the administration, and toward federal judges who have ordered serious explanations for presumably "destroyed" e-mails is breathtaking and appalling.

Gruber, Feinstein and the consequences of deceit.  After years of deception and cover-up, the American people, through the hard work of their congressional representatives, finally learned the ugly truth this week about terrible acts done in their name but without their knowledge.  While many of those responsible continue to defend their handiwork, the revelations are sure to leave a permanent stain on those in government who played any role in the atrocities revealed.  Of course, I'm talking about what MIT Professor Jonathan "the stupidity of the American people" Gruber was forced to cough up when he was hauled before the House Oversight Committee this week.

Obamacare Architect Jonathan Gruber to Testify on Capitol Hill This Week About "Stupidity of American Voters".  MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber will testify on Capitol Hill Tuesday about his role in selling the 2010 healthcare law to "stupid American voters" through deception and non-transparency.  The hearing will be held by the House Oversight Committee and Gruber will have to field questions from Chairman Darrell Issa and angry lawmakers about the legislation.

Will Jonathan Gruber Topple Obamacare?  Ever since the videos started popping up, one after another, America has come to know Gruber — the MIT economist who worked closely on both Obamacare and Romneycare — as the guy who thinks voters are "stupid."  And the guy who thinks Obamacare was passed because of trickery.  And who says, ha-ha, voters don't understand economics.  For a while, Fox News didn't have to bother running anything else.  Now America is about to see Gruber in a new role:  congressional witness.

Video: Issa Asks Jonathan Gruber, "Are You Stupid?"  MIT economist Jonathan Gruber is testifying before the House Oversight and Reform Committee, along with CMS Administrator Marilyn Tavenner and ObamaCare superfan Ari Goldman this morning [12/9/2014].  Gruber is on the hot seat to explain and justify his controversial statements about ObamaCare, Tavenner to answer questions about her sketchy ObamaCare enrollment numbers and Goldman was chosen by Democrats to sit on the panel to defend ObamaCare.  Gruber offered a profuse apology after Rep. Darrell Issa accused him of "a pattern of intentional misleading" to get ObamaCare passed.

Gruber gets Gowdy-ed.  Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber, voluntarily testified before the House Oversight Committee today.  Made famous when his comments about Obamacare were unearthed in all their truthful glory, Gruber took great pains to sidestep any question that touched upon the veracity of his remarks.  Gruber's defense amounted to, "I'm not a politician, and I was using inexcusable language to make myself sound smarter than I really am."  For not being a politician, Gruber  was coached  masterfully avoided answering questions.

Landrieu Delusional as Time Runs Out.  Facing almost certain political extinction, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu appears to have retreated into her own private world of delusion and denial, telling a local radio host that Obamacare was not the president's "signature legislation" and questioning whether the local radio host interviewing her could read.  Her disdain for the host was probably due to the fact that he is a well-known Tea Party conservative.

Sebelius: Americans don't like Obamacare because their "financial literacy is low".  Well, she may claim to not know who Jonathan Gruber is, but she sure did get a copy of his talking points.  Discussing Obamacare with a USA Today reporter, former Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius blamed many of the law's problems on the fact that Americans lack her sophisticated understanding of insurance.

'Stupidity' consultant agrees to testify.  Jonathan Gruber, the former ObamaCare adviser in hot water for his comments about the "stupidity of the American voter," has agreed to testify at a House panel next month, setting up a healthcare showdown in what could be the final week of this Congress.  The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will also hear from Obama administration official Marilyn Tavenner, who is under fire this week for using inflated enrollment figures for the healthcare law.

The Forgotten Americans.  In our vast nation of 320 million people, there are still millions of mostly middle-class voters, along with the proverbial white working class, who are ignored by Democrats.  They feel desperately squeezed by the higher taxes necessary to fulfill the dreams of progressive elites.  And they feel they are not on the receiving end of government entitlements the way the underclass is, while being a regular target of cheap progressive rhetoric, from "clingers" to "stupid."

Explaining Away Obama.  When the president uses emphatics like "really" or "actually" or "make no mistake about it, "let me be clear," "in point of fact" or "this is unacceptable," we know that what follows will be untrue and others will be blamed for the president's own self-induced blunders.  Like Jonathan Gruber, and his surreal statements on amnesty, Obama believes that Americans are too stupid to retrieve videos and transcripts that prove that Obama makes things up and contradicts himself serially.

Issa calls Gruber to testify before Oversight.  The House Oversight Committee is asking embattled former ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber to testify at a hearing next month on the "transparency failures" of the administration's healthcare law.  Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) sent a letter to Gruber on Thursday, about two weeks after videos surfaced in which the Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor suggested that a "lack of transparency" and the "stupidity of the American voter" helped Congress pass the Affordable Care Act.

Gruber Got 24 Times the Average 'Stupid' American's Salary for Obamacare Work.  According to government data, the nearly $6 million in confirmed taxpayer dollars that Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber was paid from 2009 to 2014 — about $1 million per year — is roughly 24 times the average salary earned by full-time American workers in the same general time frame.  The average annual full-time U.S. salary was about $41,600 in those years, which multiplied 24 times is $998,400, or nearly $1 million a year.

MSNBC Host Literally Screams 'No One Cares About Jonathan Gruber!'  MSNBC's "The Cycle" went into overdrive while covering for the Obama administration and the recent videos of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber insulting American voters and admitting to lying about to law, with co-host Ari Melber literally screaming "Nobody cares about Jonathan Gruber!"

Obama on Gruber: I Just Heard About This Today.  Sunday [11/16/2014] on Fox News Channel's "Fox & Friends," network White House corespondent Ed Henry asked President President Obama about Jonathan Gruber and the president claimed he had just heard about the ObamaCare architect before walking out on stage in Australia.

Obama Never Heard of that Gruber Guy.  This is it, Obama dead-enders.  This is the Big One.  Your leader has demanded some humiliating loyalty tests from you in the past, but now he's expressing nothing less than sneering contempt for your intelligence.

Morning Joe Bashes Obama for Gruber Response: 'White House Thinks People Are Stupid'.  Tuesday morning [11/18/2014] on Morning Joe the entire panel expressed bafflement that despite evidence of President Barack Obama and MIT professor Jonathan Gruber's intellectual relationship, the former attempted to dismiss the latter as just "some adviser" when asked about Gruber's controversial comments.  Over the past ten days, multiple videos have emerged of Gruber suggesting the Affordable Care Act only passed because of a "lack of transparency" and "the stupidity of the American voter."  By carefully disguising the health care mandate as something other than a tax, Gruber has repeatedly said, the public was more welcoming to the legislation.

Stupid really is as Stupid does.  It seems every day we're greeted by a new Jonathan Gruber video saying how stupid the American Voter is and that is why the Obamacare bill was drafted so as to fool them.  Frankly I can't argue with his conclusion.  I just wish the pundits would remind all that not one Republican voted for Obamacare so basically it was the Dem voters that needed this deceitful tactic.  Conservative voters knew from the get-go that the law was a disaster.  We showed up en masse at town hall meetings and started the tea party grass roots movement in 2009 because we are not stupid.

The liberal ideology — Americans too 'stupid' to know what's good for them.  There really is something truly terrifying about liberals.  They deem themselves the keepers of the moral good, with only their goals and aspirations worthy, so they don't care a bit about how they achieve them.  For liberals, the ends justify the means — always.  And that's terrifying.  To liberals, all conservatives or moderates or libertarians — everyone who does not think exactly like them — are stupid.  They simply don't understand the complexities of the world, can't possibly fathom them, or else they would be liberal!  It's that simple:  If you're not liberal, you're stupid.

Train Wrecks, Lies and Videotape.  An important point has been buried in the avalanche of commentary about Jonathan Gruber's indictment of the electorate as intellectually deficient. [...] The professor's condescending comments can only apply to those people who actually believed the empty promises our President made on behalf of his health care "reform" law.  A large plurality of the voters always knew that Obama, his congressional accomplices, and creepy little hirelings like Jonathan Gruber were lying to us.

More 'stupidity' in latest ObamaCare video.  The videos Democrats never wanted to see keep coming.  A day after President Obama tried to distance himself from a top health-care architect who said voter "stupidity" led to ObamaCare's passage, a video surfaced of Obama praising the offensive professor for his bright ideas.  The Washington Free Beacon uncovered a video from 2006 of Obama telling a Brookings Institution panel he had "stolen ideas liberally" from MIT professor Jonathan Gruber.  Then-Sen. Obama praised Gruber and other academic and policy experts as the "brightest minds."

Krauthammer on Gruber 'Scandal': White House 'Imagined They Would Actually Get Away with It'.  On Monday's [11/17/2014] broadcast of Fox News Channel's "Special Report," Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer explained the timing of President Barack Obama's response to the recent string of candid moments from ObamaCare Jonathan Gruber caught video about the ObamaCare legislation and its passage into law.

"The stupidity of the American voter".  Gruber was a key player in developing the law, and those remarks weren't the only time an Obama adviser suggested the administration had pulled a fast one with the law.  "They proposed it and that passed because the American voters are too stupid to understand the difference," he said.  The New York Times, in a glowing 2012 profile, said he not only "...put together the basic principles of the proposal..." but helped Congress, "...draft the specifics off the legislation."  As a consultant, the government paid Gruber — an MIT economics professor — nearly $400,000 for that work.

Gruber: 'Seniors Do A Terrible Job Choosing' Health Care Plans.  Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said "seniors do a terrible job choosing" their own public health care plans, according to presentation slides Gruber wrote that were obtained by The Daily Caller.  With Obamacare limiting patients' ability to choose their own insurance plans, doctors and medications, we might now know why: the law's designers don't think people know how to choose.

Who seems stupid now?  [Jonathan] Gruber, who also helped fashion Mitt Romney's health care program in Massachusetts, is trying to dance away from his remarks, saying the comments were "off the cuff" and inappropriate.  But this is not the only time Gruber has revealed the sneaky arrogance behind the law.  Fox News played a tape of Gruber discussing the "Cadillac tax" on high-end health plans, which tax the companies providing the plans rather than individuals.  He said:  "They proposed it, and that passed because the American people are too stupid to understand the difference."

We Do the Lying Around Here.  The White House is incensed, mad enough to spit, and angry as a mashed cat at Jonathan Gruber for saying that the Affordable Care Act had to be sold to the "stupid" electorate by deceptive means.  It seems that once the bill was passed and signed into law Mr. Gruber couldn't stop talking about how his team had put one over on the rubes, sounding at times like any ordinary flim flam man.

Tales from Gruberland: Things get dumb and dumberer.  "Are the American people too stupid to understand the true costs associated with Obamacare?" asks a point blank survey question from Rasmussen Reports.  The pollster wonders if voters agree with MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, a key pointman behind the health care law, caught on video saying that lack of transparency is "a huge political advantage" and suggesting the cumbersome law itself was too complex for "stupid" Americans.

Jonathan Gruber and Barack Obama's University Transcripts.  Democratic policy star, Ivy League elitist, and ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber thinks Americans are too stupid to understand the "Cadillac Tax" and much else besides.  Given that Obama decreed that ObamaCare was to be constructed by Gruber, who has said on several occasions (e.g., here) that the people who have been impacted are dumb, shouldn't Obama, and his Democratic supporters, be willing to demonstrate to the "dummies" just how smart Obama is?  It's not very gentlemanly to form your namesake policy together with a guy who's wont to call everybody else stupid, when, at the same time, you've refused to reveal academic data other presidents (even those with bad grades) have willingly disclosed.

MIT Prof Proves Obamacare Was Built by Elites for "Stupid People".  Critics of the Affordable Care Act have long called the law and its fiscal projections inaccurate, deceptive, and completely unrealistic.  The staggered structure of revenues and outlays were designed to get the Congressional Budget Office to deliver a deficit-neutral verdict on the bill just long enough to gain passage, even though every year in which outlays and income take place produced deficit spending even under the rosiest projections.

White House says Gruber statements 'Simply not true'.  Interesting statement from the White House on the comments about voter stupidity and lack of transparency made by Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber.  The statement, given to White House water carrier Talking Points Memo, tries to furiously spin the remarks while setting up a gigantic straw man to distract from the devastating import of the words.

The Obamacare deception of 'stupid' Americans.  Paternalism is a desperate gamble that lying politicians will honestly care for those who fall under their power.  This axiom has been made stark with the controversy arising from a video of Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of Obamacare, admitting that the administration conned the American public and blaming dumb voters for the flimflam.

Thank You, Jonathan Gruber.  Gruber swiftly went on MSNBC to explain that his comments should be discounted because he was speaking "off the cuff."  Then two other videos surfaced of him saying much the same thing at different venues.  Calling the American public stupid appears to have been one of Gruber's favorite rhetorical tropes.  At one of his appearances, his audience can be heard laughing appreciatively.  H. L. Mencken famously wrote that no one has "ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people."  Or, Gruber might add, ever failed to pass major social legislation by doing the same.

5th Video Shows Gruber Laughing At and Mocking ObamaCare Critic's Accurate Predictions.  In one week's time Jonathan Gruber has gone from the brilliant and celebrated ObamaCare architect whose expert views were sought after as he sat on one panel after another — to a completely disowned laughingstock regarded by the ruling class as having "remarkable hubris" and views that are "not good" and "damaging."  I was actually beginning to feel a little sorry for Gruber.  Then this next video came out.

Grubered Again! Fifth Video of Liberal Mastermind Surfaces.  He switches it up this time, showing that he is not only the precise embodiment of the far-left, Woodrow Wilson-style mastermind who believes it's his moral duty to lie his sub-mental followers towards a better life, but that he is also the precise embodiment of the far-left Woodrow Wilson-style mastermind who can bedazzle his sub-mental conservative opponents with his theoretical intellect.

Voter stupidity remark gives GOP new ammo on ObamaCare.  Comments about voter stupidity made by an ally of the Obama administration are turning into conservatives' newest weapon against the president's healthcare law.  A series of unearthed videos of ObamaCare consultant Jonathan Gruber insulting U.S. voters while saying a "lack of transparency" helped Congress pass the healthcare law are attracting serious attention on the right just as Republicans prepare to take control of the Senate.

Third video emerges of Obamacare architect insulting voters.  A third video emerged Wednesday of MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the architects of the Affordable Care Act, or Obamacare, insulting voters and suggesting their ignorance was exploited by those pushing passage of the health care law.  Neither the White House nor Gruber would comment.  In this one, Gruber was discussing how then-Sen. John Kerry, D-Massachusetts, pushed forward a way to add a tax on expensive health insurance plans, or "Cadillac Plans," that would purportedly tax the insurance companies though Gruber suggests everyone knew the companies would just pass on the additional cost to customers.

White House disagrees with 'stupidity' comments.  The White House on Thursday [11/13/2014] said it disagreed "vigorously" with comments made by Jonathan Gruber, an architect of the Affordable Care Act who said the bill was designed to take advantage of the "stupidity of the American voter."

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Newsweek Cover Story: 'Why Are Obama's Critics So Dumb?'
Is there anything the mainstream media won't do to get Obama reelected?

CBS Finally Covers Gruber Revealing ObamaCare Deception.  After a video of ObamaCare architect Jonathan Gruber declaring that the health care law only passed due to the "stupidity of the American voter" went viral over the weekend, the Big Three broadcasts networks were initially silent.  However, on Thursday [11/13/2014], CBS This Morning finally noticed the scandal as co-host Charlie Rose informed viewers:  "A new controversy stirring this morning over the Affordable Care Act.  An architect of President Obama's health care law says it was written to take advantage of what he calls 'voter stupidity.'"

Obamacare's Foundation of Lies.  Appearing on an academic panel a year ago, this key Obamacare adviser argued that the law never would have passed if the administration had been honest about the fact that the so-called penalty for noncompliance with the mandate was actually a tax.  "And, basically, call it 'the stupidity of the American voter,' or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass," Gruber said.  He called you stupid.  He admitted that the White House lied to you.

Fox Airs New Gruber Video: Voters 'Too Stupid to Understand the Difference'.  [On 11/11/2014, Megyn] Kelly teed up the new clip (a five-second soundbite during a speech Gruber gave last year) by saying he was explaining how Democrats "played with the language of the Obamacare law."  She then played the video, in which Gruber was talking about getting the law passed, and then said, "The American voters are too stupid the understand the difference."

Gruber video #2: No, really, American voters are stupid.  Jonathan Gruber attempted to escape scrutiny for his October 2013 declaration that Americans are "stupid" and that ObamaCare was designed to exploit that and hide its true nature by saying that he regretted his "off the cuff" comments.  "I basically spoke inappropriately," he told Ronan Farrow, "and I regret having made those comments."  Last night, though, a second video emerged from the same time period in which Gruber explained that the ACA passed "because the American people are too stupid" to understand the law.

Smarter than Thou.  Jonathan Gruber is smart.  He is an economist.  He teaches at MIT.  Do you teach at MIT?  Of course you don't.  He is also the architect behind Obamacare.  He is really, really smart.  Did we mention that?  Of course, when you are as smart as Jonathan Gruber, it is difficult to resist the temptation to pull your light out from under the bushel on occasion; thus every once in a while there comes an embarrassing revelation.  The conservative group American Commitment recently unearthed one such moment.

Why Obamacare Architect's Admission of Dishonesty Should Matter to Every American.  [Scroll down]  And now, with the statement by Jonathan Gruber we may have reached the ne plus ultra of statements confirming this administration's essential dishonesty.  Here you have one of the consummate Obamacare insiders — cited 71 times in DNC emails in 2009 alone — saying on video that the bill was designed to fool stupid voters, in fact to fool them by fooling the non-partisan CBO which is supposed to be an honest broker.  Incredibly, even at this point, there are some, like MSNBC's Ronan Farrow and Washington Post writer Jose DelReal willing to suggest we're just missing the nuance.

Democrats and Those Stupid Voters.  Supporters of the Democratic Party have many theories to explain the drubbing they were handed on Election Day.  The explanations seem to boil down to one basic proposition, however:  Voters are too stupid to know what's good for them. [...] The sheer variety of theories based on the stupidity of voters is what's so impressive.  For instance, the Obama administration's record is good, and the economy is finally doing better; but voters are too stupid to see that.  Or:  The policy record is poor and the economy is screwed, which is the Republicans' fault for paralyzing Washington; and voters are too stupid to see that.  Or: [...]

How Jonathan Gruber Went from Hero to Goat in Court Filings.  In less than a year Jonathan Gruber has gone from being cited as an outstanding expert on health reform modeling to being downplayed as "a private citizen" who misspoke.  The tone in Halbig/King filings has certainly changed over the past year.

Obamacare Architect Gruber: I Regret Calling American People 'Stupid'.  Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said Tuesday [11/11/2014] that he regrets saying that aspects of Obamacare needed to be concealed from the public due to the "stupidity of the American voter."  "Do you stand by the comments in that video?," MSNBC host Ronan Farrow asked Gruber, referring to a video of Gruber explaining how a lack of transparency helped Obamacare pass into law.

Jonathan Gruber to MSNBC: My 'Stupidity of the American Voter' Remark was Inappropriate.  Jonathan Gruber, MIT professor and so-called architect of Obamacare, is walking back year-old remarks that the health care system overhaul passed only because of a "lack of transparency" and the "stupidity of the American voter."  On MSNBC Tuesday [11/11/2014], Gruber told Ronan Farrow that he "spoke inappropriately" when he made the comments, which surfaced this week in an online video.  "The comments in the video were made at an academic conference," Gruber said.  "I was speaking off the cuff and I basically spoke inappropriately and I regret having made those comments."

5 Ways ObamaCare Hides Its Costs.  "Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage.  Call it the stupidity of the American voter, or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical to getting the thing to pass."  That was MIT economist Jonathan Gruber, one of the key architects of ObamaCare, explaining how ObamaCare was purposefully designed to obfuscate how it was financed, how the subsidies worked and other unpleasant features of the law.  "If you made it explicit that healthy people were going to pay and sick people get money, it would not have passed," Gruber said, adding that the bill "was written in a tortured way to make sure the (Congressional Budget Office) did not score the mandate as a tax."

Amnesty and Impeachment.  So, on immigration, the president has managed to unite much of the country ... against him — who says he's divisive?  Nevertheless, Obama made clear again this week that he intends to push ahead with massive amnesty by executive order.  Further infuriating the public with his cynicism, he has strategically but quite openly delayed his directive until after the election, as if to say, "The rubes are too stupid to grasp what I'm doing even when I make no secret of it!"

Caught on Camera: Obamacare Architect Admits Deceiving Americans to Pass Law.  "Lack of transparency is a huge political advantage," says the MIT economist who helped write Obamacare.  "And basically, call it the stupidity of the American voter or whatever, but basically that was really, really critical for the thing to pass."

Obamacare Architect: WH Preyed on 'The Stupidity of the American Voter'.  A key architect of Obamacare has been caught openly boasting about taking advantage of, what he calls, "the stupidity of the American voter."  MIT economics professor Jonathan Gruber spoke at a panel on October 17 on the political hurdles Obamacare faced in 2009-10.  The video was unearthed and posted on Youtube by American Commitment.

Obamacare Architect: Lack of Transparency Was Key Because 'Stupidity Of The American Voter' Would Have Killed Obamacare.  Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber said that lack of transparency was a major part of getting Obamacare passed because "the stupidity of the American voter" would have killed the law if more people knew what was in it.  Gruber, the MIT professor who served as a technical consultant to the Obama administration during Obamacare's design, also made clear during a panel quietly captured on video that the individual mandate, which was only upheld by the Supreme Court because it was a tax, was not actually a tax.

Hardball Panelist: Progressives Don't Dumb Things Down for Public Consumption, Hence Midterm Loss.  Appearing as a panelist on the November 6 Hardball, liberal talk show host Joe Madison offered his assessment for why Democrats lost the 2014 midterms:  Liberals, being the intellectuals they are, talk above the heads of the average voter, rather than communicating their ideas in an accessible manner for the layman to understand.  They need to "put it where the goats can get it," as Madison's grandfather would say.

Well-financed Democrat Lies Won't Confuse Blacks This Time.  The way for a Party to get support is to deliver success.  When there is no record of success, lies, distortion, and fear become the operative tools, in hope that uninformed voters will buy the garbage.

Michelle To Black Voters: Just Vote Democrat, Then Celebrate With Fried Chicken.  First lady Michelle Obama has a message to black voters:  Don't worry about what candidates have done or said — just vote for the Democrats.

Ebola and American Racism.  In his October 18 Weekly Address, with the Orwellian title "What You Need To Know About Ebola," President Barack Obama scolded Americans.  "We can't give in to hysteria or fear because that only makes it harder to get people the accurate information they need.  We have to be guided by the science.  We have to remember the basic facts," nagged Obama.  The implication here is, of course, that Americans are hysterical, panic-prone ninnies who need their president's wagging index finger to remind them that science is superior to hysteria and fear.

Why Do Democrats Oppose Voter ID?  Leftist opponents of voter ID truly think minorities are less able to function in American life.  I learned this when a Department of Justice Voting Section lawyer opposed to voter ID told me he thought blacks were more likely to forget their photo identification than whites were.  Their lives "were more disorganized," he said.  This is a lawyer currently still working in the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department.  This is a perfect example of the "soft bigotry of low expectations."

Michelle Obama insults Democrat voters.  You can tell that Democrats are starting to panic.  They are saying stupid things.  Add to the list that includes Wendy Davis, Alison Grimes, and Mark Udall the name of First Lady Michelle Obama.  She resorted to mocking Democrats as lazy and ungrammatical in hopes of motivating her dispirited base to the polls.

Alison Lundergan Grimes Is Running the Worst Senate Campaign of the Year.  It seems like a safe assumption that if you're currently a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate, you voted for Barack Obama two years ago.  And if you're a Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate who also served as a delegate for Obama at the 2012 Democratic Convention?  Well then, yeah, it's a very good bet you pulled the lever for the president that year.  But Alison Lundergan Grimes, currently the Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate in Kentucky and a delegate for Obama at the Democratic National Convention in 2012, apparently thinks voters are idiots.

Obama's Pass-the-Buck Presidency.  In attempting to downplay the political damage from a slew of second-term controversies, President Obama has counted on the American people having a very short memory span and a healthy suspension of disbelief.  The time-tested strategy for Obama:  Claim he's in the dark about his own administration's activities, blame the mess on subordinates, and hope that with the passage of time, all will be forgotten.  Harry Truman, the president isn't.  He's more likely to pass the buck.

Liberals as Low Information Voters.  For several years now we have heard much of the plague of "low information voters" — those legions of the supposedly ignorant who walk, clueless on the issues, into our polling places, casting their votes for candidates the details of whose programs are as familiar to them as quantum mechanics.  But we may have a more significant problem. [...] I'm talking about the workaday liberal, the well-educated professionals who are our friends, relatives and neighbors.  They are, increasingly, low information voters, living in willful or perhaps willed blindness.

The Difference Between Winners and Whiners.  Democrats think conservatives in general, and Tea Partiers in particular, are stupid.  Here's how to reinforce that belief:  Sit out the 2014 congressional elections because your favorite candidate lost his primary bid to an establishment Republican.

Democrats think we are stupid.  Many Democrat leaders, led by President Obama, have a low opinion of Americans.  They are trying to trick us into believing our local Congressmen and Senators are not his enablers.  They are and should be treated as such in the voting booth.  Jay Cost has written a column for the Weekly Standard titled "The Rubes' Revenge," outlining the strategy Democrats are using to sprinkle pixie dust and transform Obama allies in Congress into your allies.  He calls it "sneak it pass the rubes theory" politics.  Democrats vote with liberal leadership once they win their elections but revert to lying about it when they address voters back home.

Immigration Lies.  One wonders just how stupid the Obama administration thinks people are.  In claiming he is only delaying his immigration amnesty announcement for the good of the people, President Obama is either lying to us or to himself.  He could be lying to himself, I grant it, because for Obama to admit that he is doing something out of rank political considerations puts way too much stress on his self-image.

Obama To Voters: You Are So Stupid.  Obama frequently seeks to exploit the ignorance of voters, but here he's telling us what he's going to do and when, and counting on enough voters to ignore it to make it worth his while.  He must think the voters are really, really stupid, and of course he can testify to their stupidity from personal experience, if only from the lies they repeatedly bought from him regarding the nondisruptive character of Obamacare.

Obama Will Legalize Millions After the Election Because You're Stupid.  [President Obama] originally promised that, by summer, he would legalize as many as 6 million, not counting the family members who will extend that number far beyond 5-6 million because of the chain migration meant to keep families together.  His self-imposed delay is to not damage election prospects of congressmen up for reelection.  He believes Americans are too stupid to understand the implications if they don't actually see it.

The Summer of Obama's Disconnect.  The White House public relations staff must think Americans are pretty dumb.  How else do you explain the way chief spokeswoman Jennifer Palmieri defended Obama for playing golf immediately after an address about the slaughter of journalist James Foley?  "His concern for the Foleys and Jim," Palmieri said, "was evident to all who saw and heard his statement."  Yes, just as evident as what else the world saw that day:  the president's golf cart, his golf clothes, and his wide, sporty smile.

Obama's Post-Foley Fraud About Shariah.  President Barack Obama found time between golf rounds Thursday to condemn the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (also known as the Islamic State in the Levant or ISIL) and to assure the American people that he was all about protecting them against similar fates. [...] President Barack Obama found time between golf rounds Thursday to condemn the beheading of American journalist James Foley by the Islamic State (also known as the Islamic State in the Levant or ISIL) and to assure the American people that he was all about protecting them against similar fates. [...] Mr. Obama also asserted that the Islamic State's "ideology is bankrupt."  Calling that ideology bankrupt at a moment when it is palpably on the march from North and sub-Saharan Africa to the Far East and Latin America bespeaks a contempt for the intelligence of the American people.

Liberal Billionaire: 99.5% of Americans Are Not 'Super Sophisticated'.  Billionaire hedge-fund manager Tom Steyer attempted to explain why there is still a sizable portion of Americans that do not buy in to global warming alarmism by, basically, generalizing virtually all of America as not "super sophisticated." [...] Steyer's sweeping generalization is not a new excuse made for why liberal ideas are not shared by a large swath of the electorate.  Coming from a side of the political isle that prides itself on ending "hate" and precluding judgment on those that are not like them, many wealthy liberal activists have been quick to make harsh conclusions about any group of people with whom they disagree.

The Rise of Progressive Oligarchy.  In what might have appeared to be a minor political event a few weeks back, Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) called congressman Tom Marino (R-PA) "insignificant" and "inconsequential" in a debate on the House floor.  Why would the former House Speaker insult a colleague in such a manner?  She didn't count her way to this assessment; Democrats do not hold a majority of the House.  Nor did she reason her way to this position, as there was nothing in Rep. Marino's argument on the immigration issue that raised empirical red flags. [...] But what if Pelosi was simply saying what she believed to be true and acknowledging what ruling class Americans think about their non-ruling class counterparts?

"Liberal" Is Just A Synonym For "Smug".  It's astonishing that an ideology which such an unbroken track record of failure has adherents who are so incredibly pleased with themselves. [...] Liberals like to look down upon conservatives as backwoods banjo-strumming freaks just waiting to ambush your canoe trip.  Let's put aside the academic studies that show conservatives are generally better educated than liberals and look at history.  Liberalism and its collectivist brethren have never, ever succeeded anywhere they been tried.  The results are always more poverty, more misery and less freedom.  Always.

U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner Says College Students Not Developed Enough for Free Speech.  A U.S. Civil Rights Commissioner thinks that college students are not sufficiently developed to enjoy their free-speech rights.  Democrat Michael Yaki, who previously was senior adviser to Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), explained why he believes campus speech codes should be tightened during a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights briefing on sexual-harassment law in education.  "Certain factors in how the juvenile or adolescent or young adult brain processes information is vastly different from the way that we adults do," he said, according to a transcript from law professor Eugene Volokh, who publishes the blog the Volokh Conspiracy at the Washington Post.

Obama: Americans don't have time to think about Benghazi, Obamacare.  President Obama told Democratic donors Wednesday night [7/23/2014] that most Americans don't have time to think about the details of the Benghazi terrorist attack or the problems with Obamacare.  Speaking at a fundraiser at the Los Angeles home of "Grey's Anatomy" and "Scandal" creator Shonda Rhimes, the president took his usual shots at the Republican Party, suggesting its members are focused on the wrong issues and frequently "obfuscate and they bamboozle and sometimes don't say what's true."

Is the White House Lying or Just Bad at Crisis Communications?  President Obama's decision to stick with his schedule of fundraisers and photo opportunities amid twin foreign policy crises elicited one of the strangest statements you'll ever see from a White House. [...] He and his advisers are so certain about their moral and political standing that they believe it's enough to make a declaration.  If we say it, the public should believe it.  That's not how it works.  A president must earn the public's trust.

Welcome to a government we'll-tell-you-what-to-eat world.  The supermarket 'talking' shopping cart Michelle Obama will use to push her over-the-top approved food list is a power push over unsuspecting masses, but would serve as the perfect replacement for her husband's omnipresent rising sun logo. [...] Michelle Obama's specialized supermarket carts that will notify shoppers when they've selected the right amount of healthy foods, described in a new 80-page report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.  Now that they've lured almost 50 percent of Americans onto food stamps, they feel they have the right to tell them what they can eat.

20 Examples of What Liberalism REALLY Is.  [#5] Liberalism is people who say that asking for voter ID is racist while claiming that black Americans are too uniquely stupid and lazy to get an ID.

USDA Suggests Changes to Grocery Stores to 'Nudge' Consumers to Eat Healthy.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is suggesting major changes to grocery stores to "nudge" Americans to purchase healthier foods when they shop.  The agency commissioned an "expert panel" to make recommendations on how to guide the more than 47 million Americans on food stamps into spending their benefits on fruits and vegetables.  The group released an 80-page report this month presenting their ideas, which include talking shopping carts and a marketing strategy for grocery chains that would feature better store lighting for healthier items.

All your children belong to us.  [A]s government grows bigger and more powerful, as politicians, bureaucrats and busybodies increasingly think they know best, American families constantly must fight interference in their most personal decisions and judgments.  Of all the threats to our freedoms — warrantless snooping, government secrecy, expanded police powers — none worries me more than the relentless march of the Nanny State, which not only assumes that all parents are unfit to raise children, but that parents themselves must be treated like children.

America's expanding police state.  Keep in mind, people in the political class constantly reveal their contempt for regular citizens.  That contempt is the inevitable result of a group of people who have convinced themselves that big government is necessary because the little people can't control their own lives.

EPA doles out helpful, yet depressing summer safety tips.  "People with heart and lung disease, older adults and children are at greater risk from the presence of pollutants in the air and should closely monitor the air quality in their area," an EPA press release from Jennifer Colaizzi stated.  "AirNow's Air Quality Index (AQI) translates data into color categories so people can better understand what actions to take to protect their health."

How Are the Democrats Like Hollywood?  I have highlighted, from time to time, the low-grade emails that the Democratic Party uses to fire up, and seek donations from, its supporters.  To put it gently, the party's communications suggest that its leaders believe most Democrats are stupid. [...] But the Democrats have an iron rule:  they never discuss the merits of any issue in any communication with their members.  In fact, they never admit that there are merits to any issue.  Obama is merely "using executive action to get things done."  The Constitution is of no more interest to rank and file Democrats than it is to the 43 Democratic senators who are trying to repeal the First Amendment as it relates to political campaign speech.

When Barry Met Shelly: Authoritarian and Totalitarian Psychology of the Obamas.  [Scroll down]  Mrs. Obama's "cause" is to tell everybody what to eat for lunch.  Sameness and oneness.  The American people are too stupid to feed their own kids.

The First Parent Of The United States.  Michelle Obama thinks she knows what your children should eat.  She's adamant about promoting her nutrition policies for kids, even the new and disastrous school meal standards implementing the "Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act." [...] Make no mistake; the underlying assumption is that federal technocrats and educated individuals such as her need to act on your behalf to meet the best interests of your children.  This arrogance is on display in the current controversy over the new and restrictive federal school meal standards.

Obama: Women Vote Democrat Because They Are Smarter.  Women vote Democrat because they are smarter, Obama said to a White House audience Monday afternoon [6/23/2014].  He made the remark at the end of a talk at the White House Summit on Working Families.  "Somebody asked:  'Well, it's well-known that women are more likely to vote for Democrats,' to which I said, women are smarter," Obama said.  "This is true."

The people who sold Obamacare on the basis of several undeniable lies are now pushing a "Truth in Advertising Act."
New Bill Would Let FTC Regulate Photoshop.  Looking too good could literally become a crime under newly proposed federal legislation, which would give the Federal Trade Commission power to regulate Photoshop image editing software use in advertising and other media.  The Truth in Advertising Act of 2014 or "Anti-Photoshop Act" was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this year by Florida Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen along with Democrats Lois Capps of California and Theodore Deutch of Florida.  If enacted, the bill will empower the FTC to regulate and reduce the use of Photoshopped images in media.

Michelle Obama: I Couldn't Feed My Kids Right — Even with a Harvard Degree.  "I thought to myself, if a Princeton and Harvard-educated professional woman doesn't know how to adequately feed her kids, then what are other parents going through who don't have access to the information I have?" she recalled.  Her personal struggle helped her launch her mission to address childhood obesity, she explains, especially passing a law requiring schools to provide healthier meals for kids.  The First Lady recommended that schools make decisions for children because their parents struggle to feed their children well.

Michelle Obama Neatly Summarizes the Entire Progressive Agenda During a Nutrition Interview.  Is it really that hard?  As a parent of five, it didn't take a pediatrician consult for me to figure out what to put in my kiddo's pie holes.  In fact, many parents have successfully fed their offspring without Princeton and Harvard degrees, in addition to not needing "access to information."  Lastly, as most "working" moms don't earn $316,912 a year, in addition to a husband who was earning $162,100 as a Senator, perhaps the First Lady protesteth a tad too much.

Mocking derision:
Hunger in America: Kids of Ivy League Parents Starving without Michelle Obama's Intervention.  Unfortunately, this highly affluent woman, who was pulling down in excess of $300,000 for a job in hospital administration before moving into the White House, yet apparently couldn't devise simple, nutritious menus for her own children without an intervention from the family pediatrician ("Have you considered arugula, Mrs. Obama?") is now trying to tell an entire nation what to feed the children.  Perhaps based on her experience of not having the foggiest what to feed Malia and Sasha, Mrs. Obama has reformed the school lunch program in public schools.

Obama thinks Americans are Stupid.  If the average hard-working American taxpayer gave that excuse to the IRS enforcers how understanding would they be?  The IRS Commissioner John Koskinen (appointed to the post by Barack Obama) had previously assured the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that these emails had been archived and would be made available for inspection.  The IRS has voluminous records stored away on all Americans going back years.  The government spends tens of billions of dollars on record-keeping and computer technology.  How stupid does Obama thin Americans are?

WH on Lois Lerner's Vanished Emails: 'You've Never Heard of A Computer Crashing Before?  The Internal Revenue Service has told Congress that many of the emails to and from Lois Lerner were lost in a computer crash in 2011.  "You've never heard of a computer crashing before?" White House spokesman Josh Earnest said on Monday [6/16/2014], when a reporter asked if that was a "reasonable explanation."  "I think it's entirely reasonable, because it's the truth and it's a fact, and speculation otherwise I think is indicative of the kinds of conspiracies that are propagated around this story," Earnest said.

Just How Stupid Does Obama Think We Are?  I have a sixth grader and a seventh grader and when I posed this dilemma to them they both rolled over laughing.  At the tender ages of 11 and 13 even they understand that email, both inbound and outbound, by definition is not prisoner to the computer from which it either originated, or on which it was ultimately received.  It is transmitted over a vast array of interconnected servers to move from point A to ultimately arrive at point B.  Many call this newfangled contraption the world wide web, or internet.  Additionally most organizations have a central email server (SMTP), or, depending on their size, array of servers, through which all email is transmitted.

'Lost' IRS emails: Get real, Team Obama, we're not that gullible.  Any American with even a rudimentary knowledge of how electronic messages are sent knows that email records are largely impervious to anything but the most widespread and systematic computer crashes.  Further, we also know that computer crashes are focused events. When a computer "crashes" it's not able to delete incriminating emails from specific time periods while leaving all others intact.  Indeed, in the aftermath of this absurd assertion, the response from experts was overwhelming:  The story makes no sense.  IRS emails were not permanently stored on Lois Lerner's computer alone (of course) but on servers that preserve records.  They would remain there even if Lerner decided to do something outrageous like light her computer on fire in an effort to hide her criminal activity.

Obama Thinks You're Stupid, that's Why.  Obamacare, a failed trillion dollar stimulus, sky-high food stamp usage, disability rolls soaring, our national debt mortgaging America's future, our adversaries and enemies on the march.  Obama has compiled quite a list of "accomplishment" as he fulfills one promise — to fundamentally transform America.  Tragically, it has been a very damaging transformation. [...] All these failures have been justified, explained away or caused by lies (you can keep your insurance, doctor, and save $2500 on premiums; ObamaCare will add not a thin dime to the deficit; a red line that was Orwellian-erased when it became an embarrassment; Al Qaeda was on the run; Benghazi was caused by a video; there was not a "smidgen of corruption" at the IRS).  The lies are too numerous to list [...]

Study: Michelle Obama anti-fat group treats obese as 'idiots'.  Two major national anti-obesity campaigns supported by first lady Michelle Obama and former President Clinton treat overweight Americans as "idiots" too dumb to figure out what's good for them, according to a new academic study.  Worse, said the study from a George Washington University professor, the Obama-backed Partnership for a Healthier America and Clinton supported Alliance for a Healthier Generation blame consumers and not the makers of unhealthy food for the obesity epidemic.

Obama hints at move to Asheville after second term.  President Barack Obama was born in Hawaii and is a Chicago man through and through.  But could he be a North Carolinian in a few years?  During a speech Wednesday afternoon [6/4/2014] at the Linamar Corp. plant in Asheville, he opened his speech by praising the city and region and even hinted it could be his retirement destination.

Hillary Clinton: We were dead broke.  Hillary Clinton, who recently raked in $5 million dollars in speaking fees in 15 months, recounted to Diane Sawyer the sad tale of her former destitution, telling her, "We came out of the White House not only dead broke but in debt."  According to Clinton, she and her husband, who has made over $100 million since leaving the White House, "struggled to, you know, piece together the resources for mortgages for houses, for Chelsea's education, you know, it was not easy."

2001 was Hillary's Year of Great Fortune, not of being "dead broke".  The problem is not that the Clintons made a fortune.  This is America, after all.  People are entitled to make a fortune so long as they do so lawfully, and we've not yet reached the point where the law dictates when people have made enough.  The problem is that Hillary is not being straight with the public. [...] In mid-December 2000, a month before Bill left office, Hillary signed a book deal with a near record $8 million advance.

Watch What You Say, The New Liberal Power Elite Won't Tolerate Dissent.  [Scroll down]  The very term Clerisy first appeared in 1830 in the work of Samuel Coleridge to described the bearers society's highest ideals:  the intellectuals, pastors, scientists charged with transmitting their privileged knowledge them to the less enlightened orders.  The rise of today's Clerisy stems from the growing power and influence of its three main constituent parts:  the creative elite of media and entertainment, the academic community, and the high-level government bureaucracy.  The Clerisy operates on very different principles than its rival power brokers, the oligarchs of finance, technology or energy.  The power of the knowledge elite does not stem primarily from money, but in persuading, instructing and regulating the rest of society.

Freeloader-in-Chief: 'I Don't Take Free Food'.  In this case he can start paying America back for living the lavish lifestyle on our dime.  Really, who does this clown think he's kidding?

The Editor says...
Mr. Obama does not pay for meals in the White House, aboard Air Force One, or presumably at the high-dollar fundraisers he so frequently attends.  His claim that he doesn't "take free food" is one of his most transparent lies to date.

When a President Learns Everything on TV.  The fact that the White House resorted to what has become its standard second-term excuse for government scandal with a line about the president hearing about it on TV or by reading the newspapers raises serious questions about both his leadership and the intelligence of his staff.  After all, surely it must have occurred to someone at the White House that using the same excuse about hearing of it in the media wasn't likely to work after it had been employed with little success to distance him from the IRS and other scandals.  Such intellectual laziness speaks to a West Wing that is both collapsing from intellectual fatigue as well as having acquired an almost complete contempt for both the press and public opinion.

How Dumb Does Obama Think We Are?  For all of its 21st-century savvy in the field of campaign technology, the Obama White House has repeatedly proven that its communications philosophy is stuck in the 20th century.  Before the Internet gave voters instantaneous access to information, including every public utterance of the president and his team, White House strategists could hope to wear out the truth:  If you said a lie enough, people might believe it.  It's harder to BS the public these days.  White House press secretary Jay Carney still tries.

Tilting at Climate Windmills.  I admit that I haven't waded through the entire 840-page report, but nothing I can find in the material provided for mass consumption offers convincing links between the report's observations (or its outlandish predictions) and the potentially underlying causes.  It seems nothing more than mere presumption that the cause of the observations and predictions is carbon and fossil fuel proliferation.  You're simply to assume that it's true because they say so.  Think no more.

Unnecessary Lies.  The scandal itself is not very difficult to understand, unless you have a personal commitment to not understanding it.  Such commitments frequently are rooted in partisanship and ideology, but in the case of our supine media and Democrats occupying the commanding heights of culture, it may be simple shame.  They were intentionally misled by an administration that holds their intelligence in light esteem even as it takes for granted their support.

The 'stupid party,' revisited.  While it is true that we as Republicans need to do a better job articulating our principles and being the party of bold new ideas, the Democrats have a far worse problem.  Democrats need to stop being the party that thinks Americans themselves are stupid. [...] I believe the best way to help is to empower citizens, trusting them to make good choices, not creating nanny states to "protect" individuals from themselves.  As a matter of policy, giving Americans choice in schools and health care is simply the right thing to do.

ObamaCare coming to vending machines, next to the chips and nuts.  It's already disrupted the health-care marketplace.  Now, the Affordable Care Act is infiltrating vending machines.  Yep, a provision in the Affordable Care Act requires vending machines to display the calorie content of all food items.  The FDA finalized the regulations April 3.  If you know the calorie content of an item, you might make a more healthy choice.  Or so the thinking goes.

If you're fat, stand-by for federal text messages to change your eating habits.  The federal Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee — these are the folks who brought us the carb-heavy food pyramid now deemed erroneous — is meeting these days to update nutritional guidelines to conform with new scientific evidence and with the determination of First Lady Michelle Obama to change America's eating habits.  Among new ideas under consideration are federal phone texts to obese citizens warning of their unhealthy eating behavior.  Seriously.

I'm Fighting to Restore a Free Society.  The central belief and fatal conceit of the current administration is that you are incapable of running your own life, but those in power are capable of running it for you.  This is the essence of big government and collectivism.  More than 200 years ago, Thomas Jefferson warned that this could happen.

USDA to Grandparents: Read Government Bedtime Stories to Encourage Healthy Eating.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is giving advice to grandparents on how they can get their grandkids to eat healthier, including instructions to give them "hugs" instead of treats, and read government bedtime stories.  "Take time to share and listen to your grandchild — the time you spend together offers wonderful opportunities to understand one another," a USDA blog post entitled, "Grandparents Help Kids Develop Good Eating Habits," said on Monday [3/31/2014].

Harry Reid: People Aren't Educated on How to Use the Internet.  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D., Nev.) said the fault of struggling to sign up on the Obamacare exchanges didn't lie with the faulty website, but with the people who weren't "educated on how to use the Internet."  Explaining the reasoning behind the latest Obamacare delay, Reid said too many people just didn't know to use their computer properly and needed more time.  Apparently, it had nothing to do with the well-documented failings of the website that have embarrassed the White House for months.

Obama White House Continues to Swindle Young People Through "Affordable" Care Act.  During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last month, First Lady Michelle Obama called young people "knuckleheads" for refusing to sign up for Obamacare.  As the data and numbers on Obamacare continue to be analyzed, especially for young people, it appears the real knuckleheads are those who think millenials can actually afford health insurance under the "Affordable" Care Act.  Forbes Contributor Scott Gottlieb is out with a piece today detailing the cost of Obamacare health plans for young people making between $25,000 and $45,000 per year.  The prices are astounding.

Harry Reid: Obamacare Delayed Because 'People Are Not Educated About How to Use the Internet'.  On Wednesday, Obama administration officials announced a two week extension in the deadline to enroll in the Affordable Care Act or face a penalty defined as a tax.  Asked about this "delay" in the implementation of the ACA on Wednesday, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) said that there has been no delay.  He added that some of the users who experienced problems with the website early on need more time, partially because "people are not educated about how to use the internet."

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It almost sounds like he actually believes all this claptrap.  Almost.

The "No Obamacare Horror Stories" Fairy Tale.  "There are plenty of [Obamacare] horror stories being told.  All of them are untrue," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid not long ago on the floor of the Senate.  Four years after the president signed the measure into law, there are, of course, many real stories of hardship under Obamacare.  An extensive list of which is included at the end of this article.  But when Reid made those remarks, he wasn't repeating words carelessly dashed off by some 20-something staffer.  Rather, he was repeating a meme that has become common among those who economist Thomas Sowell dubs "the Anointed,"" intellectuals whose belief in their own superior knowledge and virtue leads to their misperception that they are an anointed elite more qualified to make decisions for the rest of us in order to lead humanity to a better life.

Dead Bankers, Common Core, and Destruction of the Middle Class.  American Pageant, currently used in history classrooms across America, reintroduces the word republicanism but the definition is that of Communism.  The book states, "republicanism defined a just society as one in which all citizens willingly subordinated their private, selfish interests to the common good."  Dewey's collective society has arrived.  Parents are not the suckers that educational experts describe.  They consider Common Core Standards inferior and the resulting curricula inadequate to prepare children to preserve the values and principles that have served America so well.  Parents are battling educational theorists who support increased federal control of education that will be accomplished with the implementation of Common Core Standards.

Gov't Spending $4.8M to Tell Students to 'Get Fruved'.  If a college student dressed up as a giant bunch of grapes jumped out of the shadows and told you to "get fruved," what could you possibly say?  The University of Tennessee-Knoxville is getting more than $4.8 million taxpayer dollars to develop a healthy-eating campaign that has students — dressed up as fruits and vegetables — cavorting in the hallways of higher education.

Feds spend millions dressing creepy students up as fruits, vegetables.  The federal government gave nearly $5 million to the University of Tennessee in support of its creepy healthy-eating campaign, which dresses students up as fruits and vegetables and films them terrorizing the residence halls. [...] Most of the campaign is designed and run by students.  The grant for the project was made through the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

First lady Michelle Obama thinks you're too dumb to read a nutrition label.  First lady Michelle Obama unveiled a proposed new nutrition label Thursday, claiming the labels would make it easier for families to tell whether food is healthy.  Because math is hard, or something.  If your "nanny-state" radar is going off, it should.

Michelle Obama: America's Moms Are 'Confused and Bewildered,' 'Defeated' by Grocery Shopping.  Apparently it's not the price of the groceries, but the nutrition labels on food packages that make grocery shopping such a difficult and trying experience for the moms of America.  In pitching new, improved nutrition labels at the White House on Thursday, first lady Michelle Obama tried to identify with women who do the grocery shopping for their families.

White House pushes for black enrollees.  The Obama administration is engaged in a "final coordinated push" to enroll blacks in ObamaCare, White House senior adviser Valerie Jarrett said Friday [2/21/2014].  Jarrett said blacks have a "disproportionately low rate of coverage," and called enrolling them the administration's "top priority."

Michelle Obama: 'Young people are knuckleheads'.  On the "Tonight Show" with Jimmy Fallon, First Lady Michelle Obama explained that it was more important than ever for young people older than 26 to sign up for health insurance.  "A lot of young people think they're invincible, but the truth is young people are knuckleheads," she laughed, pointing out that they often cut themselves while cooking or injure themselves by dancing on bar stools.

FLOTUS Needs Help.  Webster's Dictionary defines the slang word "knucklehead" as a "bumbling, inept, stupid" person.  So how stupid were Obama's young followers?  Stupid enough to vote in a president whose wife appears on national television implying that they are a bunch of drunken idiots falling off bar stools.  Seems Mrs. Obama got what she wanted in 2012, and now the empress can go all Alinsky on the poor suckers who made it happen.  Like most sociopathic bullies, Michelle not only tosses her prey aside after she finishes with them, but she laughs while they suffer.

The White House's 'Knuckleheads'.  Michelle Obama had a laugh or two last week on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" while talking about ObamaCare and the silly — and potentially dangerous — things young folks do.  She called them "knuckleheads." [...] [B]ut unfortunately for the first lady and her husband, these knuckleheads are smart enough to know that ObamaCare isn't in their best interest.  Yes, they may have occasional accidents, but their collective doctor bills don't come to nearly as much as those of older folks.  ObamaCare forces them to pay well more than their costs in order to subsidize the older group.  Without those subsidies, the system collapses.

Is Obama trying to kill a free press?  The FCC is launching a new study, taking upon itself the task of deciding what news the public "needs" to hear, versus the news the public wants to hear.  The agency will conduct a "General Population Survey" that will "measure community members' actual and perceived critical information needs."  Got that?  What you think (perceive) you need to know is different from what the government says you need to know.  Next, the FCC will send monitors to newsrooms across the country who will ask questions regarding the "philosophy" of the newsroom, inquire about possible conflicts between reporters and their bosses, and even determine how much influence each individual has in deciding what to report.

More about the FCC.

Secretary of State Kerry lashes out at climate change skeptics.  U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Sunday called climate change perhaps the world's "most fearsome" destructive weapon and mocked those who deny its existence or question its causes, comparing them to people who insist the Earth is flat.

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In case you haven't heard, there is plenty of doubt about "global warming," especially since global warming stopped, all by itself, in the late 1990's.

Mrs. Obama Takes a Jab at Us "Wilderness" Folks.  First Lady Michelle Obama took a jab at rural Americans during a speech she delivered to Democrats at the posh Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco, according to a White House transcript of her remarks. [...] Mrs. Obama's insulting slap at us "country folk" echos similar comments her husband made in 2008 — ironically in San Francisco.  Then-Senator Obama was bemoaning the church-going, working class voters of Pennsylvania.

White House Insults Nation's Intelligence by Pretending Obamacare Enrollment Goal Never Existed.  Appearing on MSNBC on Tuesday [12/31/2013], White House health care adviser Phil Schiliro asserted that the White House never had a target number of Affordable Care Act enrollees.  The widely circulated figure of 7 million — a figure which has been cited and repeated regularly by the press and members of the administration, was never their number, Schiliro asserted.

Joke's on us: WH now says 7M never 'target number' for Obamacare.  Brushing aside Obamacare's ongoing problems, the president's top health official said Tuesday [12/31/2013] that 2014 marks a "new day in health care for millions of Americans," with more than 2 million people having enrolled as of Saturday and nearly 4 million learning in the first two months of the rollout that they're eligible for Medicaid or the Children's Health Insurance Program.  The White House also sought to rewrite longstanding goals for sign-ups on the health exchanges, disputing the 7 million enrollees target that's long-been accepted as the number of Americans needed by March 31 in order for the economics to work.

With Friends Like Obama's Strike Team, Obamacare Doesn't Need Enemies.  After a public relations blitz targeting America's youth, the results are in:  The kids aren't signing up.  It's not just the bad deal on offer that's keeping them away.  It's also the White House's tone of contempt.

Now Hear This: Big Brother Wants to Talk to You. Right Now!.  Apparently, the world has become so dangerous — and Americans, to put it bluntly, so stupid — that the federal government has concluded that it is vital that the president or other "authenticated public safety officials" be able to tell you what to do right now.  Kind of like the loudspeakers the North Korean government has wired into every home.  Only wireless, too.

Obama's accidental lesson for America.  [Scroll down]  The Obama Democrats may have been puzzled as well when initial poll numbers showed majorities against ObamaCare.  In a time of economic distress, weren't Americans interested in getting free stuff?  This assumption ignored the fact that most Americans were not displeased with their current health insurance arrangements.  And it overestimated the amount of sympathy that could be generated for the relatively few who couldn't get insurance because of pre-existing conditions or unanticipated accidents.

Masking Totalitarianism.  One of the oldest notions in the history of mankind is that some people are to give orders and others are to obey.  The powerful elite believe that they have wisdom superior to the masses and that they've been ordained to forcibly impose that wisdom on the rest of us.  Their agenda calls for an attack on the free market and what it implies — voluntary exchange.  Tyrants do not trust that people acting voluntarily will do what the tyrant thinks they should do.  Therefore, free markets are replaced with economic planning and regulation that is nothing less than the forcible superseding of other people's plans by the powerful elite.

The Scheme behind the Obamacare Fraud.  To be sure, it is the fraud — the individual false statements, sneaky omissions, and deceptive practices — that grabs our attention. [...] The incontrovertible record — disclosures by the Obama administration in the Federal Register, representations by the Obama Justice Department in federal court — proves that Obama's promises were systematically deceitful.  The president's audacity is bracing, and not just because he lies so casually while looking us in the eye.  Obama also insults our intelligence.

3 Problems with Today's Obamacare Excuse.  [#1]  People didn't know Obamacare was redistributive?  Really?  It raises half a trillion dollars in taxes, mostly from a progressive tax system, and spends it to provide one of society's most expensive services to people who don't have it largely because they can't pay for it — and it's not redistributive?  Voters aren't that stupid.  Whether Obama said his plan was progressive or not, they knew it was.

If You Like Your Tyranny, You Can Keep It.  Just when you thought no one could top Hillary Clinton's agonized "What difference, at this point, does it make?" — perhaps the most concise account of the leftist strategy of incremental subversion ever recorded — along comes President Obama's revelatory time bomb, set ticking back in 2009 for detonation on October 1 of this year:  "If you like your plan, you can keep it."  With her "What difference" outburst, Clinton told the world what the progressive elite think of their subjects.  They think you are stupid, morally shallow, and have the attention span of three year olds — exactly as progressive schooling and entertainment are designed to make you.

Obamacare and Liberal Cruelty.  [Scroll down]  Democrats are even willing to have government lie to us for our own good.  Without the lies, they wouldn't have gotten Obamacare passed, and once passed, they would have been voted out of office in 2012.  They didn't want the voters to have the option to say no, because they know better what people should want.  They are the good people who care.  Those who oppose them are the bad people, who should be vilified and driven from the public arena.

Obamacare-Speak.  The newly canceled health plans are suddenly rebranded by the administration as "subpar."  Only in autumn 2013 is the supposedly unaware public told that, years ago, "bad apple" insurance companies sold them "substandard" plans.  According to Obama, millions of Americans were once ignorant or uninformed, and thus will soon be pleased about their cancellations:  "So the majority of folks will end up being better off.  Of course, because the website's not working right, they don't necessarily know it."

Dem Congressional aides [complain] about Obamacare.  The German word schadenfreude is suddenly on the tip of the tongue of many conservatives, and for good reason.  The best part of it is that people who consider themselves smarter than the rest of us suddenly find themselves regretting their high-handedness in foisting OCare on us.  Democrat congressional chiefs of staff, the people who supposedly read the bill before their bosses voted on it are caught.

Presidential Liability.  Presidential speeches are written and re-written by White House political and legal staff.  Obama did not merely "misspeak" in an off the cuff remark twenty-nine times.  The Federal Register is the government journal that contains most routine publications and public notices of government agencies.  In 2010 a report in the Federal Register estimated that by 2013, 93 million people would lose their insurance due to ACA regulations.  The White House clearly knew that.  Now Obama's political operatives still claim that he merely "misspoke" twenty-nine times.  Obama relies on his belief that we are all fools.  He may be right.

Why Obama lied about health care.  "It is the business of the rulers of the city," Plato wrote in his "Republic," "to tell lies, deceiving both its enemies and its own citizens for the benefit of the city..."  In fact, the wise ruler — Plato's Philosopher King — must be prepared to "administer a great many lies and falsehoods," Plato went on, for the benefit of the masses.  The Philosopher King knows that they are too ignorant to ever see the truth about their city's problems and how to fix them. [...] In their minds, deceiving the ignorant masses — that's us — in order to advance the greater good is an essential part of the political game.

The Crisis Arrives.  In March 2010, Barack Obama placed a giant bet on the docility and stupidity of the American people, when he decided in the face of three huge electoral warnings to force his health plan down the unwilling throats of the American people.  And by November 2013, it was clear he had lost.  It was not going to work.  It would never be popular.  And it was falling apart on its own.  The website unveiled on October 1 had immediate problems, which were quickly revealed as the tip of the iceberg, as many worse things lay below.

Father Fed Knows Best.  The government thinks you're stupid, or at least ignorant. [...] In Massachusetts, all kids in daycare are required by law to brush their teeth after lunch.  In Texas — Texas! — if you don't have an interior-design license, you can't call yourself an interior designer, lest some unsuspecting consumer trust your opinion on throw-pillow placement without the backing of the state.  Almost everywhere, Americans need a license to open a business — sometimes even a lemonade stand — but in Milwaukee, you even need a license to go out of business.

Obama: The Most Dangerous of Morons.  The big lie of the Obama presidency is "you can keep your insurance."  Barry thinks Americans are just too stupid to realize he lied.  Why wouldn't he?  He's been right before.  He actually believed that Americans would be so enamored of his signature achievement that they would forget about his promise.  Only a moron would think most Americans would willingly pay more for less to ensure a minority of people could pay less for more — and then afterward, forgive him for lying to them in order to pass the legislation.  After all, it had his name on it.  He felt that should be enough.

Obama and Carney Talk Down to the Idiots.  [Scroll down]  It's not just that the public and the press aren't buying his spin, it's that he seems to think we're too stupid to understand that his noble motives and great intellect should allow him the sort of leeway that isn't granted to lesser mortals.  What the president — and his press secretary — is doing is not so much explaining the administration's policies as talking down to the rubes that they govern.  In doing so, Obama is playing not so much the democratic leader as the benevolent despot who knows what's best for the peasants.

Obamacare laid bare.  [Scroll down]  Beyond mendacity, there is liberal paternalism, of which these forced cancellations are a classic case.  We canceled your plan, explained presidential spokesman Jay Carney, because it was substandard.  We have a better idea.  Translation:  Sure, you freely chose the policy, paid for the policy, renewed the policy, liked the policy.  But you're too primitive to know what you need.  We do.  Your policy is hereby canceled.  Because what you really need is what our experts have determined must be in every plan.  So a couple in their 60s must buy maternity care.

PBS helps to peddle White House propaganda:
First lady enlists Sesame Street to promote healthy eating.  Sesame Street's Elmo and Rosita joined Michelle Obama at the White House on Wednesday [10/30/2013] to announce that the [M]uppets would start promoting fruit and vegetable consumption for kids.  And companies will be able to use the beloved characters for free.  "Just imagine what will happen when we take our kids to the grocery store, and they see Elmo and Rosita and the other Sesame Street Muppets they love up and down the produce aisle," [Mrs.] Obama said.  "Imagine what it will be like to have our kids begging us to buy them fruits and vegetables instead of cookies, candy and chips."

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Popeye used to squeeze open a can of spinach and practically inhale the contents, just before the violent conclusion of each of his cartoons.  So when I was six years old, I really wanted to eat raw spinach and hope for the same results.  But after tasting it only once, I went back to ice cream and candy.  The so-called first lady apparently wants us to believe that young people choose snacks based on the packaging rather than the taste.  She fails to understand that we are not idiots.

How the Left Views Health Care.  The liberal view of health care is easy to describe: health care is too complex and complicated for individuals to make good choices on their own.  Therefore they need bureaucracies — employers, insurance companies or government — to make decisions for them.

Democratic Party Loves Ill-Informed Voters.  The ill-informed are more susceptible to emotional arguments.  They are more likely to see life as a zero-sum game.  They are more likely to believe that the prosperous become so only at someone else's expense.

Patient Privacy Goes Out the Window and Into the ObamaCare Data Hub.  The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act — "ObamaCare" as it will be forever known in the annals of failed, big-government policies — wants to know what you've been up to in your sex life.  It's ironic that ObamaCare, passed in the dead of night with only Democrat votes, should make such an egregious attempt to violate the privacy rights of medical patients.  After all, wasn't it the Democratic Party that held a national convention in 2012 celebrating abortion and claiming a woman's "choice" should be a private matter between her and her doctor?

Obama Claims Raising Debt Ceiling Doesn't Boost Debt.  In a speech to the Business Roundtable this week covered by, Obama added this gem to the budget debate:  "Raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt; it does not somehow promote profligacy."  What?  This kind of gibberish is a big reason voters have so little faith in their public officials these days.  Suffice it to say that if the debt ceiling has been raised "over a hundred times" and each time the debt went higher, one would have to conclude there's a very high — indeed, perfect — correlation between a higher debt ceiling and higher debt.

Obama: 'Raising the Debt Ceiling ...Does Not Increase Our Debt,' Though It Has 'Over 100 Times'.  Raising the debt ceiling doesn't increase the nation's debt, Pres. Obama declared in a speech today [9/18/2013].  In a speech at the Business Roundtable headquarters in Washington, D.C., Obama dismissed concerns about raising the debt ceiling by noting that it'd been done so many times in the past.

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This is the kind of double-talking flim-flam that one would expect to hear from a used car salesman out in the sticks — not from someone holding a respectable public office.

Surprise: Obama lying about the debt ceiling.  In April, President Obama proclaimed it to be the month when we "teach young people how to budget responsibly."  Less than half a year later he's basically telling those same people that if they buy something they can't afford it isn't really racking up more debt as long as the credit card company raises their limit by the time the transaction gets to the bank.

Obama's big debt limit deception.  On Wednesday [9/18/2013], speaking to the Business Roundtable, Obama said:  "You have never seen in the history of the United States the debt ceiling or the threat of not raising the debt being used to extort a president or a governing party and trying to force issues that have nothing to do with the budget and nothing to do with the debt."  This is just plain false, and he knows it.  That he would say something so factually false in a prepared text is very worrisome.

Energy Production Up In Spite Of Obama, Not Because Of Him.  The president is taking credit once again for America's increased oil and gas production.  Just how stupid does he think even his low-information supporters are?

Michelle Obama turns her 'Let's Move!' health drive to 'Let's Drink!' (water).  Numerous companies like Brita, Dasani, Arrowhead, Deer Park, Ice Mountain, Zephyrhills, Ozarka and Poland Spring are joining in with logos and promotions to help out the water-drinking campaign for some reason.  Trying to figure out what they have in common.

Michelle Obama's water torture.  Just when you thought the Nanny State couldn't get anymore drunk with patronizing power over people, along comes Michelle Obama with a most urgent plea: Make sure you drink water!  Who knew?!  Apparently we now need the government to tell us to do the most basic of things. [...] It would not surprise me to see the First Lady begin to offer advice on how to dress ourselves.

Is Michelle Obama over-hyping hydration?  While water is inarguably essential to our long-term health (people do tend to die after a few days without it), the first lady may be going too far in touting the energy-giving properties of H20.  "The idea [that] drinking water increases energy, the word I've used to describe it is:  quixotic," kidney specialist Dr Stanley Goldfarb of the University of Pennsylvania told Politico.  Beyond hydration, he said, there's little evidence that water does anything for us at all.

Michelle Obama Launches Courageous New Program Urging People To Drink Water.  If there's one thing a country facing trillions of dollars in debt needs, it's a taxpayer funded campaign reminding people to drink water.

Michelle Obama and Other Hydration-Related Issues.  It used to be when a person felt hungry, they ate, and when their God-given internal water gauge indicated they were running low, they drank.  That's the old way.  Now we have Michelle Obama spending her time "nudging" us away from the soda aisle toward the water fountain.

Obama's Greatest Asset: Clueless Americans.  H.L. Mencken made Andy Rooney look like Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm. [...] Mencken, a Baltimore newspaperman, once said this about his fellow Americans:  "Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance.  No one in this world, so far as I know — and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me — has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people."  Pretty cold.  But given that the great masses of plain people elected Barack Obama twice, maybe H.L. was onto something.

ObamaCare and the Food Police.  The restaurant industry is extremely competitive.  If consumers demand menu labeling, restaurants will meet that demand.  In fact, many restaurants already do provide nutritional labeling.  But private solutions aren't enough for menu labeling proponents.  The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is implementing the menu labeling requirement, tries to justify its rule by claiming that the public (poor fools) are misinformed and simply don't request "sufficient" information.

A few radical ways to shut down Obamacare.  It is no surprise to anyone that Obamacare is a total train wreck that will so devastate America that we may never recover from the damage.  Polls show that Americans didn't want it before the law passed and still don't want it today.  But like parents force-feeding medicine to a child "for his own good," President Obama and the left are convinced that we, the great unwashed masses, are not smart enough to make our own decisions.

The United States Constitution vs. Barack Obama.  [Scroll down to #121]  The man Obama selected to oversee the Department of Energy, Steven Chu, once explicitly compared the American public to teenagers who need to be "educated" on the merits of "green energy."

Interior Secretary: We Benefit From 'Federal Gov't Encouraging the Right Kinds of Behavior'.  The "new energy future" will require the federal government to encourage "the right kinds of behavior," Interior Secretary Sally Jewell told a clean energy summit in Nevada on Tuesday.  "When you are getting into a new energy future, you really benefit from having the support of states — and the federal government encouraging the right kinds of behavior and encouraging those incentives (for solar panel installation), she said.  Jewell mentioned the "right" kind of behavior twice in her speech, without specifically saying what it means.

The Surveillance Speech: A Low Point in Barack Obama's Presidency.  On Friday [8/9/2013], President Obama spoke to us about surveillance as though we were precocious children.  He proceeded as if widespread objections to his policies can be dispatched like a parent answers an eight-year-old who has formally protested her bedtime.  He is so proud that we've matured enough to take an interest in our civil liberties!  Why, he used to think just like us when he was younger, and promises to consider our arguments.

The Environmental Lobby's Great Forest Con.  Environmental activists constantly pressure government agencies to intervene in the lives of others, whether it is telling them how to run their businesses, where they can build their homes, or what types of food they can and cannot eat, among countless other examples.  Another area activists are increasingly focusing on is forest management, telling tree farmers how they should manage their land.

Congressmen and their aides exempt themselves from Obamacare costs.  [Scroll down]  So members of congress and their staffs will be able to purchase the most expensive policy available on the exchange and you and I will pick up most of the tab.  Premium increases that are going to slam millions of American families won't be felt on Capitol Hill because, at bottom, they believe they are better than the rest of us.  They are more valuable to society than you.  They deserve special privileges because their work is so important while the work you do is meaningless.

Obama Suggests Only Lawyers Understand the Constitution.  President Obama suggested in an interview with the New York Times that was published on Saturday [7/27/2013] that you need to be a lawyer to understand the U.S. Constitution.  The president made the suggestion when talking about members of Congress who have argued he does not have the constitutional authority to unilaterally suspend enforcement of parts of the Obamacare law.

Fractavists force PA landowners to abandon gas and oil leasing.  One group of landowners who wish to exploit the gas/oil reserves beneath their property are being prevented from doing so by "environmentalists" who, as always, know best what's good for other folks, and tell them so.

Free Detroit City!  As everyone who's ever been skating knows, there's nothing like anarchy to bring about spontaneous order.  Somebody decides to skate either clockwise or counter-clockwise and pretty soon everybody falls into line.  Based on no empirical evidence whatsoever, a "progressive" would have predicted random collisions, overheated tempers and — in concealed-carry states — gunfire.  To a leftist, life is a room full of bumper cars just waiting to happen, and needing the heavy, coercive, and sometimes lethal hand of the state to prevent citizens from, well, killing each other.

Mindset of the Left: Part IV.  Nothing is easier for people with degrees to imagine that they know better than the poor and uneducated.  But, as someone once said, "A fool can put on his coat better than a wise man can put it on for him."

And Then a Miracle Happens.  Pay no attention to the absurdity of using Hollywood and sports celebrities, none of whom will ever be caught dead in an ObamaCare clinic, to sell young, healthy people on the idea that it's cool to spend money (that they don't have because they can't find jobs in Obama's economy) on inflated health insurance premiums to subsidize their older, sicker compatriots.  Don't worry about the complex software, electronic medical records, and other technology required to make all of this work as smoothly as bidding for dirt-cheap travel on Priceline or  Trust your friends at the IRS and HHS to enforce compliance fairly and kindly.

ObamaCare's Success Depends On The Young Being Stupid.  ObamaCare's efforts to expand insurance coverage and bring down costs depend entirely on convincing young people to buy coverage, while the law gives these people every reason not to.

Sen. Bob Corker: Short border security amendment seems long because it has big letters.  Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., pushed back at the idea that he and Sen. John Hoeven, R-N.D., authored a massive immigration proposal, saying that the amendment is only 119 pages long — and even that page length is misleading, he said.  "Triple-spaced, big letters," Corker said.  "Got a lot of seniors in this body," he cracked.  Corker said that three or four legislative pages works out to about one conventional page of text.

The Immigration "Crisis" Is No Crisis.  With the immigration scam well underway in Washington, the only real takeaway for the outside observer is that the Beltway Establishment truly thinks we are idiots.  There is no other way to explain the Establishment's tsunami of faulty premises, bogus clichés, moronic advertisements and bald-faced lies.  There is no immigration "crisis."  It's not a "crisis" when people who shouldn't be here anyway don't have all the privileges of people who do have a right to be here.  That's how it should be.  There are a lot of people who shouldn't be here who are here, but this is a "problem," not a "crisis."

White House reconsiders pick of 'Founding Founders' over 'Founding Fathers'.  Throughout United States history, the group of men who assembled in Philadelphia in 1787 to write the nation's Constitution had been known as the "Founding Fathers," a moniker used even on official government websites.  But the use of the "fathers" may have been a step too far for the Obama administration.  In a Thursday [6/13/2013] post on the White House's blog, Keith Donohue, the communications director for the National Historical Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives, announced that the papers of the "Founding Founders," otherwise known as the Founding Fathers, are available online.

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You would think that the well-paid "communications director" could come up with something less insipid and redundant than "Founding Founders."

Democrat Congressman: The Keystone Pipeline is Bad Because...  Democrat Raul Grijalva of Arizona thinks you'll be persuaded to reject the Keystone XL Pipeline because rocks [...] sink in water.  That's the sum and total of his argument. [...] We all fret around here about the low-information voter.  How about the low-information politician?

The Spending Cuts that Never Were.  Do Washington politicians think we are stupid?  There are no cuts in Federal spending.  Yet big-government politicians and advocates continually beat the drum about (nonexistent) budget cuts.  Are big-spenders playing a "long con?" [...] President Barack Obama tried to blackmail Americans into accepting tax increases by holding air travel hostage.  Let's call Obama's tactic what it is:  extortion.  Obama tried to convince Americans and Congress that unless Congress surrendered to Obama's agenda for higher taxes and higher debt limits, businessmen and vacation travelers would face long delays at airports.

The rise of the fourth branch of government.  [Last week] President Obama insisted he knew nothing about major decisions in the State Department, or the Justice Department, or the Internal Revenue Service.  The heads of those agencies, in turn, insisted they knew nothing about major decisions by their subordinates.  It was as if the government functioned by some hidden hand.  Clearly, there was a degree of willful blindness in these claims.

Bowling Shoe Law Being Debated in State Legislature.  New York State Senator Patrick Gallivan (R-59th District) New York State Assemblyman Robin Schimminger (D-140th District) are sponsoring a bill that would cover bowling shoes.  The bill in the assembly is co-sponsored by Assembly members Brian Kolb, Crystal Peoples-Stokes and Jane Corwin.  It would require alley owners to post signs, warning keglers not to wear bowling shoes outside, lest they become wet and increase the likelihood that a bowler could slip and fall when they come inside[.]

Who is on trial for Benghazi?  Obviously President Obama and Hillary Clinton are on trial — not before a court, but in the minds of thoughtful people everywhere.  It appears (given the limited evidence we have so far) that they were grossly negligent before Benghazi, criminally incompetent that night of the attack, and then that they aided and abetted a conspiracy to lie about the murders — all for the obvious political reasons and because Obama and Clinton (and nearly all their leftist friends) believe that Americans are stone-stupid.

Has the climate agenda run out of steam?  Whereas the original Constitution was supposed to protect us as individuals against an over-reaching government, the reshaped progressive Constitution is supposed to empower government to reach into every aspect of our lives — religion, health care, personal beliefs — and reshape them according to the world view of those who "know better" than us.

Busted Rhetoric "Explains" the Brothers Tsarnaev.  As more information about the brothers — and their parents — has emerged, various pundits continue trying to explain away anti-Western, militant Islam's role in forming the Brothers Tsarnaev's murderous mindset.  That piece of the puzzle doesn't suit their purpose when they play the Blame Game.  They have a need for something else, something deeper, in their never-ending attempt to tell us rubes "what it all means."  In the case of Tamerlan Tsarnaev, one theory getting attention was his stymied dreams of a boxing career.

Air Force One Becomes Politicized Gun Control Tool.  In a speech Monday [4/8/2013] at the University of Hartford, accompanied by some of the parents of the victims of the Newtown massacre in December, in which 20 elementary school children and six adult staff were slaughtered, Obama claimed that his push for gun control was apolitical.  Why, then, was he yelling?  The president was thundering over and over that "this is not about politics." [...] None of this is political?  How dense does Obama think the American people are?

Smoke Gets in Your Rights.  One politician thinks he has the right to tell New Yorkers what they can put in their stomachs.  Another thinks he has the right to outlaw Californians smoking in the sanctity of their own homes.  These two must think they are gods or kings.  Or dictators.  They know what's best for you, so they feel free to force you to behave — for your own good.

Marxism in Education: Schools Poisoned by 'Common Core Standards'.  When my children were in school in the 1990s, my husband and I requested to see the school curriculum for their school in Las Vegas, Nevada. We were refused and basically told we were too dumb to understand what the teachers were instructing our son and daughter in.  The last straw came when they wanted to put my daughter in the second grade on Ritalin instead of disciplining her.  I was pulled in front of four teachers and accused of not raising my daughter correctly, as well as basically being an abusive and stupid parent.

Education Gone Berserk.  During my 30 years of teaching, I have experienced plenty of irrational teaching methods and behaviors coming from liberal teachers and administrators bent on controlling every move that students or faculty members made.  Every year administrators added extra pages to the official code of conduct.  These were deliberate steps to restrict freedom and to punish real or potential bad behaviors.  Needless to say, lawyers were busy defending ridiculous claims and actions that a person with common sense would have known to avoid or ignore.  But liberals like to micromanage everything and everybody.

America's New Theocracy.  Guns.  Soda.  Salt.  SUVs.  Trans Fats.  Plastic bags. [...] Styrofoam.  Fracking.  The Bible.  Rush Limbaugh.  Conservative talk radio.  Fox News.  Plastic bags.  Smoking.  Shark fin soup.  Bacon.  Paper Bags.  Oil.  Coal.  The internal combustion engine.  Incandescent light bulbs.  And don't forget the Foie Gras.  One could keep going, but suffice to say these things are on the short list of things liberals in America either have banned or seek to ban.

We can't cut 2 percent of government spending, but the Muslim Brotherhood gets $250 million.  But... but... I thought we were totally tapped out.  Cutting one single dollar from Obama's non-budgeted federal spending would mean pay cuts for hard-working janitors, who would go insane sitting in 90-minute takeoff queues at airports while attempting to fly home in shame, only to be killed by bacteria from un-inspected meat, but on the bright side their bodies would be incinerated in house fires that we can no longer afford firemen to extinguish, so at least the infection wouldn't spread.

Texting while walking? Nevada assemblyman moves to ban it.  Harvey Munford has heard a lot of talk about the dangers of texting while driving.  Now the Nevada assemblyman wants to focus on what he considers an equally perilous scourge: texting while walking, especially across a busy street.  Munford (D-Las Vegas) on Thursday introduced Assembly Bill 123, saying the new law could be applied not to just urban streets but to all state roads, even in residential neighborhoods.

Nevada Lawmaker Attempts Ban on Texting While Walking.  Last Thursday, Las Vegas Assemblyman Harvey Munford (D) received a committee hearing for Assembly Bill 123 to prohibit pedestrians from texting or reading cellular phones while crossing roads statewide, even in residential neighborhoods.  Those caught violating the proposed bill would receive a written warning for a first offense, followed by a $100 fine and a $250 fine for a third.

Many Questions, No Answers.  Earlier this week the usually compliant press had the audacity to question Jay Carney about Obama's Chi-town mafia's selling quarterly access to the highest official in the land for $500,000.  Apparently expecting the question, Mr. Carney read a prepared response to journalists in the Press Pool.  He reread the same statement again in response to the follow up question from Jake Tapper, as if Jake wasn't paying attention the first time or was too stupid to understand what he was parroting.  As the gaggle of media minions continued to yell follow-up questions, Jay, of course, slithered silently out of the room.

Pro-Obama election flyer marked with NAACP seal featured Klan, lynching imagery.  A presidential election flier disseminated in North Carolina and marked with a seal for the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) featured Ku Klux Klan and lynching imagery as part of its presentation urging voters to head to the polls.  Another pro-Obama flier in North Carolina informed African-American voters that Mitt Romney would relegate them to "picking cotton" if elected president.

The Gun Control Movement's Dangerous Incompetence.  Senator Dianne Feinstein and Governor Andrew Cuomo, like any medical quack who prescribes drugs for real or imaginary illnesses, think they know how many bullets a person might reasonably need for self-defense against one or more violent assailants.  Feinstein thinks it's ten, and Cuomo seven.  "Interview with a Gunfighter" by Front Sight describes, however, an attack in which a senior citizen needed 11 rounds of .40 caliber to stop two armed home invaders.

All is forbidden.  Meat's bad.  Fish, mercury.  Coffee, unhealthy.  Cheese, fattening.  Spinach, unclean.  Tuna needs p.r.  Canned soup, too much sodium.  Pastrami, too many calories.  Chicken, too little regulation.  Eggs, eat only the white part.  Salad, wash thoroughly.  Rice should be brown.  Pasta should be wheat.

War on women:
Democratic lawmaker apologizes for suggesting women afraid of rape can't be trusted with guns.  Democratic Colorado state Rep. Joe Salazar apologized Monday [2/18/2013] for suggesting some women are so unjustifiably afraid of being raped that they are liable to start shooting wildly.  Salazar, arguing in favor of disarming college students, said Friday on the Colorado House floor that women fearing rape may suddenly and haphazardly "pop a round at somebody."  "It's why we have call boxes; it's why we have safe zones; it's why we have the whistles — because you just don't know who you're gonna be shooting at. [...]"

The Socialist Mind Game: A Brief Manual.  If you're wondering what kind of ignorant, misinformed, and morally misguided fools would fall for this trick, look no further than Obama's most recent 56% job approval rating in the midst of a needlessly prolonged recession.  The White House propagandist Stephanie Cutter knows her demographic and constructs simple phrases she believes they can understand.  However, one question remains:  if the Obama voters are the best and the brightest half of this nation, why does Ms. Cutter talk to them in the tone of a condescending kindergarten teacher?

Gun Control, Thought Control and People Control.  The Nazis believed that they were the master race because they were genetically superior.  Liberals believe that they are the master race on account of their superior empathy and intelligence.

Michelle Obama Worried Liberals Too Stupid, Too Dependent To Vote?  It's a hard life being a liberal.  You apparently don't know how to do anything.  Worse, not knowing how to do anything prohibits you from voting for your fellow liberals.  Don't take my word for it.  Just ask Michelle Obama.

President Obama's contempt for voters:  Are you an idiot?  President Obama seems to think that's exactly what you are.  It must be the reason he is conducting a campaign marked by a certain contempt for voters.  He probably thinks you're not smart enough to notice the sneer.  But with Mitt Romney rising in the polls, Obama and his political advisers may be discovering that Americans are not idiots.

Obama Trolling for the Knucklehead Vote.  [Scroll down]  The internet has overtaken newspapers as a source of news; hence the Obama emphasis on reaching people via the internet, where micro-focused messages can be tailor-made to appeal to an individual potential voter.  The danger behind such narrowcasting is that the information delivered can be akin more to propaganda than to facts.  Obama supporters all too often would rather gaze, graze, or glance than read, think, and ponder.  How nice it is not to face reality.  Ignorance is bliss.  That should be the campaign slogan for the Obama campaign, for it has been his modus operandi as president.

More lies about unemployment statistics.

More unemployment statistics for dummies.  Generally, we don't like it when our president callously spouts bald-faced lies at us... but that's exactly what the current president does on a daily basis. [...] His biggest lie is about the unemployment situation. [...] For example, the July numbers also included another 52,000 jobs added by this adjustment.  If you're keeping track, the official announcement of 163,000 jobs gained was actually 266,000 jobs lost.  Under Obama there's been a massive increase in Social Security disability rolls.  Those people — 5.9 million since he became president — are automatically subtracted from the labor force making the unemployment rate look better.

Question: Are We That Stupid?  Recently I received an email from a very worried senior citizen.  She forwarded a poster to me and asked me, "Can this really be true?"  The poster was of Obama saying, "Some people say I'm Stupid.  Really?  Here's how stupid I am:  "I was hired by over 69 million voters who didn't even do a routine background check on me.  I'm doing a lousy, stinking job, with a record number of people out of work.  I gave guns to Mexican drug gangs, I kill innocent people all over the world with drone strikes, and I decide which laws I'm going to enforce and which ones I won't.  I've doubled the deficit.  I've ruined our health care system.  And yet I still stand an excellent chance of being rehired.  That's how stupid I am.  Now, How Stupid Are You?"

Michelle Obama Presents Course: 'Supermarket Shopping 101'.  As part of her anti-obesity Let's Move campaign, First Lady Michelle Obama is now presenting a brief online course:  "Supermarket Shopping 101."  The course, which now appears on the website, provides novice shoppers with tips such as "steer clear of the cookie, snack and soda aisle."

Apparently We're Too Stupid To Run Our Own Lives.  A young mother I know recently said, "When I saw the president on TV telling us how to wash our hands, I knew this country was coming to an end.  I'm 30 years old and I don't need the government to tell me how to wash up or what foods are good for me."  For that matter, I told her, how about those light bulbs we're supposed to buy — the ones that are more expensive; made in China and require a hazmat team to clean up if they break?

Michelle Obama's guidelines for feeding your child.  More than two years ago Mrs. Obama began her effort to drive Americans to eat foods she thinks are better for them.  In her thinking, the federal government is a force for good in broadly changing the eating habits of less sophisticated Americans, much as her husband's ObamaCare health plan forces Americans to make healthier insurance choices.  You may recall Mrs. Obama's seminal, if tepidly-received speech to American restaurant operators, urging them to get rid of some of their tasty, best-selling items in favor of healthier choices, even if they are less popular and less profitable.

Warren: Americans Too Stupid for Student Loans.  Elizabeth Warren, who during the course of her Senate campaign has been on some kind of a wildcat strike against producing a single original thought, was given the distinction of introducing former president Bill Clinton at the DNC.  And that seems to me appropriate:  As I have long argued, Warren's particular strain of paternalistic welfare statism is perfectly emblematic of what the Democratic party stands for today.  The problem with the lady from Cambridge is that Professor Warren thinks you're stupid:  too stupid to handle a credit card, too stupid to understand how a mortgage works (hint:  You pay it all back, with interest) and prone to being, in her own words tonight, "fooled by student loans."

Michelle Obama Shares Her Supermarket Savvy.  [A]lthough Mrs. Obama's attempts at helping people to eat better and to make healthier food choices seem benign on the surface, it's offensive and condescending for her to imply — once again — that Americans need her to tell us how to go about feeding ourselves.  Supermarket Shopping 101 is just another example, even though no one asked her to, of Michelle Obama taking it upon herself to coach adults on the proper way she thinks we should live our lives.

The Real Culprits.  Some conservative pundits suggest that mainstream journalists are simply a bit on the lazy side.  Indeed, sometimes they are lazy — very lazy.  For instance, their indolence was prominently on display when Juanita Broaddrick accused Bill Clinton of rape, but the media resolutely refused to bestir itself.  The journalistic community was positively comatose faced with Hillary Clinton's mysterious cattle futures winnings.  It declared that the deal was so diabolically clever that no human intelligence could be expected to make heads or tails of it, and hence the public would be well-advised to give the first lady the benefit of the doubt and forget about the whole thing.

What Obama Thinks of Americans.  Was the animated version of Obama's story about his agenda "The Life of Julia" dumbed down enough for hapless Americans?  The Julia fiasco was mocked not just for its approach (the moral of the story is that all one has to look forward to is a life of dependency), but also for apparently leaving some important facts on the cutting room floor, resulting in a collection of "bogus" assumptions.  Is this the type of story we are told to absorb?

B. H. Obama's Socialist & Bankrupt Circus:  It seems more obvious every day that America is now under the leadership of a far greater pitchman than even P. T. Barnum could have ever imagined.  President, or should I say, pitchman Obama's understanding of humanity seems eerily similar with that of P. T. Barnum.  For starters, Obama obviously believes, as Barnum did, that "there's a sucker born every minute," and that selling his entire socialist plan for America depends on it.

Six of Ten Political Insiders Believe Public Is Ill-Informed.  When it comes to policy, the political class doesn't have a lot of faith in the public's IQ.  In the latest National Journal Political Insiders Poll, a solid majority of political operatives — 59 percent — said the public didn't "know enough about the issues facing Washington to form wise opinions about what should be done."  There was a sharp partisan difference between the two parties:  By more than a 2-to-1 margin, Democratic Insiders believed the public didn't "know enough," while a slight majority of Republicans thought they did.

America's Death by Professor.  This is an administration stuffed with academics.  And not just any academic:  These are educators from elite universities, the kind of experts prized by a political and media elite seeking confirmation of a worldview that expects, notes the Washington Examiner, "the rest of us ... to shut up and do as we are told."

We do get it, Mr. President; we just don't like it.  It's a modern marvel how the increasing opposition of the American public to President Barack Obama's plans for us is explained away by administration officials and certain Democratic legislators — such as California Sen. Dianne Feinstein — as a sign that the people just don't get it.  A panel of pundits chatting with Charlie Rose on his talking-head fest the other evening came to the conclusion that Tea Partiers and their ilk are too stupid to know what's good for them.

George Orwell, Call Your Office.  The Atlantic has an article this month with the title "Americans Want to Live in a Much More Equal Country (They Just Don't Realize It)."  I am always curious when intellectuals announce that the people (who in the American constitutional system serve as the sovereign power) don't know what's good for them or don't even know what they want.  Implicit in all of these revelations, of course, is the firmest, if never directly expressed, belief of the Left:  That the average person is too stupid to run his own life, let alone make public policy decisions.  Those few, those happy few, that band of liberal intellectuals, must do that for them.

Obama's Quest into the Magic World of Anti-American Mythology.  Short of stating it explicitly, elitism implies that "the masses" are mindless, spiritless creatures without free will, always in need of the largesse of the state, and for their own good the state ought to nationalize the country's resources in order to feed its subjects.  There is a reason why snobby elites on the Upper East Side of Manhattan generously donate to leftist causes and support leftist politicians.

Obama's new financial regs — worse than we imagined.  Hey kids!  Let's create a brand, spanking, new federal bureaucracy to protect consumers of mortgages, credit cards, and other financial instruments from their own stupidity!  That's just one of the nanny state goodie being proposed by the Obama administration to address what they say were the causes of the financial meltdown. ... Surely some loans were made by criminals.  The laws are already in place to deal with them.  But how can you close a "gap" in the stupidity of the borrower?  Never fear, the government is here!

FDA warning photos faked.  Tobacco peddlers will soon be forced to emblazon every package of their product with graphic new warnings that show what the government says will happen to you if you smoke cigarettes. ... There is only one problem with the federal government's great campaign of graphic images aimed at combating the deceit of tobacco companies and rescuing us from our stupid selves.  The images are fabricated.

Blacks Still 'Played' and Controlled by Tired Old Democrat Paradigms.  Many blacks erroneously believe the GOP consists of rich racist white people.  In reality, the GOP was founded to free blacks.  Only five years after slavery, there were black congressmen, all Republicans.  The KKK, Jim Crow laws, segregation, and denying blacks the right to vote where all birthed by Democrats.  Even today, Democrats are still "keeping blacks in their place" — telling them they need lowered standards, affirmative action, special programs, and freebies to succeed.  Democrats constantly send blacks the message they are not as smart was whites.  For example, Democrats say having to show ID when voting disenfranchises blacks.  his is merely a tactic by which the Democrats implement voter fraud.  However, in the process, they are saying blacks are too stupid to find their way to the DMV or other places to acquire proper ID.  This is just one example of numerous ways Democrats tell blacks they are inferior and need Democrats' help to succeed.

Democrats Should Know Jim Crow, They Created Him.  Is this what Democratic elites think of their constituents?  Do Democrats believe blacks and Latinos, old people and youngsters, are too stupid to acquire a photo I.D. by next November?

Justice Department to blacks:  We know better.  Black voters across the land should be offended by the Obama Justice Department.  In a decision last month, the department effectively told black voters in the town of Kinston, N.C., that they are too stupid to choose their own elected officials unless the candidates are identified by party label.  In doing so, the department overruled Kinston's black voters themselves, who helped vote overwhelmingly to join most other North Carolina towns in holding nonpartisan local elections.

The sleaziest ballot measure in America.  Are voters stupid?  The Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and the city's League of Women Voters apparently think so.  Both groups are pushing Proposition R on L.A.'s ballot next Tuesday.  Prop R is the ultimate test of whether the slick power elite in the City of Angels can fool the people into voting to weaken the city's eight-year term limits law by not telling voters what the measure actually does … by pretending that it "establishes" term limits already established.

Real security mirage:  After the 2004 election liberals bombarded us with endless screeds sneering at how stupid, gullible and reality-challenged Red-staters were to have voted for President Bush.  But in ploy after partisan ploy ever since, the Democratic leadership has made it painfully obvious they regard their own constituencies with similar contempt.

Why Are Voters Only 'Angry' When They're Tossing Dems Out?  Interesting, isn't it, that if you listen to liberal journalists, the voters are always angry and stupid when they're tossing Democrats out.  But they're high-minded and caring when they're giving Republicans the heave-ho.

They Think You're Stupid.  Those are not my words but the title of Herman Cain's book released in 2005.  He is now a candidate for president and according to the mainstream media his chances are slim and next to none.  Of course, the MSM is ignoring his campaign because Cain is not the kind of black man they want to promote.  Barack Obama has become their chosen one even though he has absolutely nothing in common with the average black in America.

NBC-ya Later.  It has now been revealed that NBC's decision to leave out the words "under God" and "indivisible" from the Pledge of Allegiance in Sunday's U.S. Open golf broadcast was no accident. ... It takes a concerted effort to open up an audio file, cue up to the "offensive" language and snip it out.  But it also takes a stratospheric level of obliviousness to one's own arrogance to do so without contemplating the kind of blowback that is occurring.  Part of that arrogance was likely animated by the thought that most Americans would be too stupid to notice.

Barbara Walters vs. Sarah Palin:  When ABC's Barbara Walters deems Sarah Palin one of the year's "Most Fascinating People," it's a backhanded compliment.  Walters knows Palin has an adoring fan base, and she's definitely not part of it.  When the Dec. 2 special began, Walters greeted Palin with "Many people find the thought of you as president a little scary."  This is not what Walters asked President Obama in yet another gooey Barack-and-Michelle hour-long ABC interview on Thanksgiving night. ... Liberals like Walters always assume that if you're liberal, you're smart; if you're conservative, you're either evil or stupid.  Or both.

Liars' Round-Up:  The facts about your security are being torn to shreds by activist liars.  And they think that you're too stupid to know the difference.  Let's lay out the worst current examples of media make-believe and election-year truth-trashing.

Why Obama Sticks in my Craw.  "Special Pictures" was the reason given back in 2009 when Air Force One buzzed New York City on a Sunday morning.  New Yorkers were alarmed.  It seemed an indelicate aeronautic act to pull on the city still smarting from the effects of previous low-flying large jets.  Not to worry... and please disregard.  We were told that these pictures were for a special documentary or something, therefore the flight was necessary.  Forget that any off-the-shelf photo-editing program could put Air Force One into a New York City skyline without the fuel, escort, or citizen alarm.  I must have missed the documentary or any other use of Air Force One pictures with New York City as a background.  Certainly it was not as some suggest.  There is no way a power-hungry narcissist would be so egocentric as to order Air Force One into the air for a joyride with the family.  Nor could we imagine a first lady so power-crazy, or even a Napoleonic chief of staff.

Barack H. Obama is counting on you to forget about the New York City Flyover.

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