I did an American Spectator column today on what’s behind the latest round of stupidity on the Democrat side as that party continues to refuse to accept the results of the election they lost in November. There was a POLITICO story this week on how the donors to the Democrats are apoplectic about the election and want answers as to why they put up a billion dollars to lose to the guy from The Apprentice, with some hi-larious quotes in it, like this one…
“A lot of the bundlers and donors still are in shock and disbelief by what happened. They’re looking for some introspection and analysis about what really happened, what worked and what didn’t,” said Ken Martin, chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party and a top campaign bundler himself. “It may take some time to do that, but people are still just scratching their heads.”
And this one…
Or, in the words of a Midwestern fundraiser who’s kept in touch with fellow donors, “A lot of people are saying, ‘I’m not putting another f**king dime in until someone tells me what just happened.’”
My take on it was that this right here is why we’re in the midst of a controversy, such as it is, that the Russians “meddled” in our election and that somehow the results are illegitimate…
Recognize this: The Democrat party is not, and has not been for a long time, a party of people who have interest in, or ability for, the creation of wealth. With a relatively small number of exceptions, Democrats with money either inherited it or earned it through some form of government redistribution — participation in regulatory schemes, litigation, government contracting or some other form of paperwork large government imposes on what we would call the productive class. Outside of perhaps the tech field or the arts, what you don’t find is a lot of self-made millionaires who got rich purveying a product or service people choose from pure personal preference hanging around the Democratic Party.
So when their donors bankroll a Hillary Clinton, it’s serious business. Once in a blue moon it’s because they’re true believers and think a new socialist utopia is just an election away, but most of the time, that money is chasing the gravy train — without political power to pull it, those wheels stop turning.
This doesn’t even account for the hundreds of millions of dollars funneled to the Clintons through the Clinton Foundation (from some of the world’s worst people, no less), which was little more than a bank vault in which to store prepayments on promised political favors from a future Clinton administration.
And it simply isn’t good enough for these people to hear that average Americans in places they’ll never travel to are sick of trannies in ladies’ rooms, re-education camps for Christian wedding vendors, the EPA regulating fish-ponds, Obamacare and DeRay McKesson. No, no – it’s not in the equation to lose the presidency. Someone has to be at FAULT.
And the fingers are now pointing at the campaign people who produced Hillary’s loss — campaign people who were paid princely sums out of the $1 billion plus those donors poured into her till. Questions are being asked and blame is being readied. Pressure is building.
All of the caterwauling and bargaining the Democrats are doing – including the harassment of electors, the screaming about the Russians, you name it – is simply an attempt to forestall the coming reckoning with the people who finance their operation. At some point the Robby Mooks and Jennifer Palmieris and Donna Braziles and John Podestas of the world are going to be called on the carpet to account for how they could have lost to Trump, of all people.
And you’re certainly capable of deducing this for yourself, but they’re not going to have much of an answer. They’re not going to admit that the American people are disgusted with their cultural aggressions, that they were wrong in thinking that shutting down the economy’s ability to grow is a good political idea because it makes more government-dependent Democrat voters than pissed-off would-be entrepreneurs, that reducing American prestige on the world stage is a source of national pride, and that all the other flirtations with political irrelevance in which they’ve engaged eventually produced the inevitable results we could all have predicted.
The Podestas of the world know that those policies and narratives have run their course, at least for the time being. But they don’t have anything else to offer to the money, and so the game is up. This isn’t an emotional thing for these people, it’s a professional thing. There are lots of dead careers walking in the Democrat Party right now, and the people those careers belong to are some of the most selfish, greedy and ruthless bastards who have ever poisoned the American political stage.
Did you think they’d go quietly? Hell, no. They’ll blame this on The Russians! until they can speak no longer.
– Speaking of elector harassment, it’s finally starting to get noticed. The New York Post had a story about it on Wednesday…
Electors around the country are being harassed with a barrage of emails, phone calls and letters — and even death threats — in an effort to block Donald Trump from being voted in as president by the Electoral College on Monday.
The bullying is overwhelming Sharon Geise’s tech devices, but not her resolve to support Trump.
The Mesa, Arizona, grandmother woke up Wednesday morning to more than 1,500 emails demanding she not carry out her legal duty to vote for the president-elect.
“They just keep coming and coming,” Geise told The Post, estimating she’s received more than 50,000 emails since the election. “They’re overpowering my iPad.”
Her answer: mass delete.
Despite the avalanche, she said, her decision to back Trump is stronger than ever.
“Obviously their minds are made up and they’re not going to change. I’m not either,” the soft-spoken Geise said.
Reports of GOP electors being badgered have been reported in numerous states, including Georgia, Idaho, Tennessee, Arizona, Utah and Michigan.
And Louisiana. Hellll-lo!
The Post piece quotes a Harvard professor named Lawrence Lessig who alleges he has 20 GOP electors who are considering going faithless, which we’re going to say is a lie. If he has them, let him produce the names and let the electors themselves come forward.
After all, you run as an elector as part of a slate nominated by a candidate. There are state laws in most places which punish faithless electors, and rightfully so. To be an elector you’ve made a pledge to support the candidate on whose slate you’ve run, and to back out on that pledge is to defraud the public – in this case they’re voting to give Trump the electoral votes from your state, not produce histrionics like this jackass from Texas has done…
We’re not saying somebody ought to take Christopher Suprun to the woodshed and teach him some common sense, but it wouldn’t hurt our feelings. It’s going to come out before long that this guy, who reportedly has been over a barrel financially for a long time, has been paid off for his loud protestations against Trump.
And that is an attempt to corrupt the electoral process – one more example of something our friend Michael Walsh, then writing as David Kahane at National Review, said of the Democrats: a criminal organization masquerading as a political party. Everything these people touch rots away and dies.
First off, the early returns from Rogue One, the new Star Wars movie, seem to be awfully positive. We’ve heard it’s the best one since The Empire Strikes Back, and if that’s true it’s likely to be a major blockbuster.
Rather than go any further into that, if for no other reason than to look for Rogue One material to offer we’re afraid to run across spoilers before we’ve seen it, we’ll wet your beak on what’s likely to be the next major blockbuster to come down the line, that being a new trailer out for Christopher Nolan’s upcoming movie Dunkirk, about the miraculous evacuation of British troops from Belgium in the ugly early days of World War II.
If this isn’t a movie you’ve just got to see, well…
And lastly, you’ve probably seen the ads for the Apple MacBook Pro with that quirky reggae song “Run” playing in the background. As is often the case, that song stuck in our heads, so we looked it up and found this, from which we derived a modicum of amusement…