Category: America Descending

Impeachment Day 1: An In-Depth Analysis

Interestingly, every single Republican senator voted with the Republican leadership on every single vote taken on Day 1. Meanwhile, in a surprise development, every single Democrat voted with the Democratic leadership on every single vote on Day 1.  In other developments, a new poll has found that if you carefully select your respondents by party affiliation and other related demographic priorities, and frame...

Um, okay

Alan Dershowitz, the lifelong progressive Democrat legal scholar who claims he voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, but who has since turned into the legal and academic world’s most consistent and vociferous defender of Donald Trump — there are theories about why he has made this leap, but let’s not go there, because there may be some things it is better not to...

Tribalism Redux

This morning, I made my usual bi-monthly visit to my old online home, American Thinker, just to see how dank the place has gotten since my time there. Interestingly, I find that on Monday, their top article was a review of Clint Eastwood’s latest movie, Richard Jewell, by none other than George Zimmerman, he of the infamous Trayvon Martin shooting case. Zimmerman used...

An Object Lesson on Tribalism

The democratic world has reached the “screaming in your sleep” point in the nightmare scenario George Washington warned of in his “Farewell Address,” namely the devolution of political debate into unthinking partisanship. For a perfectly clear object lesson on the danger Washington feared, we need look no further than the case of John Bolton’s relationship with Donald Trump’s Republican Party establishment. When Bolton...

Musings on Impeachment

If Donald Trump is voted out of office by the U.S. Senate, then we’ll finally get to test my theory that all the Trump cult blather about how, if the “deep state” succeeded in their “coup,” this would start a civil war, is a load of bunk, because the cultists are, almost by definition, a bunch of weak sisters who are hiding behind...

Outdoing the tingle up Chris Matthews’ leg?

I know the title of this post, referring to MSNBC pundit Chris Matthews gushing about his emotional response while listening to Barack Obama speak, evokes a gross image, and an even grosser level of puppy love politics, the likes of which so-called American conservatives and their media heroes used to mock relentlessly, when they were not issuing sincere dire warnings about the level...

Reflections on Two Unspeakables: “Debt” and “Merry Christmas”

Donald Trump has proudly exposed yet more evidence that he is nothing but a Washington establishment puppet, the ultimate booby prize for a “grassroots” very long on “grass” and very short on “roots.”  I will be signing our 738 Billion Dollar Defense Spending Bill today. It will include 12 weeks Paid Parental Leave, gives our troops a raise, importantly creates the SPACE FORCE,...

A passing thought about “Impeachment!”

I wonder how many of the tens of millions of Americans supporting Trump today, and condemning the Democrats for their “phony impeachment” and their “attack on American democracy,” were nodding their heads in agreement when Trump said, eleven years ago, that Nancy Pelosi — “a very impressive person, I like her a lot” — should have pursued the impeachment of George W. Bush,...

American Literacy Review

Here is Donald Trump, so-called President of the United States, in a “blistering” letter to Nancy Pelosi about the impeachment process, most of which was obviously written by lawyers and aides, but a few lines of which, such as the following, were clearly inserted by the man himself, as they bear all the marks of his special form of erudition: You have cheapened...

Elitism vs. Snobbery

This past week, the NATO summit — am I alone in having to stifle a chortle every time we hear of today’s global “ruling class” labeling any of their champagne-and-empty-talking-points soirées a summit? — was turned upside down in a manner most typical of our social-media-infested age. Several VIPs (aka halfwits) were caught on video mocking Donald Trump in his absence. The comical...