Category: Liberty’s Labors Lost

The Constitution, Abuse of Power, and “Technical Crime”

From the “pox on both your houses” school of political philosophy, let us address the issue of presidential abuse of power, specifically in light of the question, asked by many slaves of the Republican Party establishment (i.e., Trump supporters), as to whether such a charge, brought by Democrats, is anything but a partisan political ruse for “overturning an election.” For some reason, the...

More Winning…

Beginning today, Donald Trump will take every opportunity, at his rallies and in his throne room declarations, to take full boastful credit for replacing the “worst deal ever,” NAFTA (North American Free Trade Agreement), with the best deal ever, USMCA (Union of Socialist Mock-Capitalism Advocates). The bill passed the U.S. Senate 90-10, which, if you are playing along at home, means the majority...

Recalling the days before tyranny was a conservative position

I merely wish to draw the reader’s attention to Mike Lee’s comments upon leaving the Trump administration’s briefing on the military action against Iran. To insert only the simplest preface, I will say only that Lee, in his typically staccato, rapid-fire way, issues a straightforward reminder of what republican (small-r) government looked like before the Republican (big-R) Party, along with their millions of...

John Bolton Personifies the “Broken Clock Rule”

A broken clock is right twice a day, goes the old saw. And so it is with John Bolton, the pencil-pushing lifetime bureaucrat who pretends to be a crusty old tough guy on television — which is why his schtick impressed his old boss Donald Trump, who is cut from a similar cloth. The difference is that Bolton, though merely a blowhard careerist...

Impeachment: Seven Questions Answered

Given that the House of Representatives has now voted to impeach the 45th President of the United States, Donald the Wonder RINO Trump, I suppose it is time at last for yours truly, the 1st Proprietor-in-Chief of Limbo, to clear up all the key matters related to this “historic” and/or “phony” event in the life of mankind. Without further ado, then, here are...

Random Thoughts on Things People Tell Themselves

Most Americans who voted for Trump, or are excited about doing so in 2020, think the Democrats’ impeachment process is a joke. Most Americans who did not vote for Trump, or are vehement about not doing so in 2020, think Trumpster objections to the methods and motives of the Democrats’ impeachment process are a joke. Both factions are right in their way. The...

Oh my G-D!

Perhaps I should say, “Oy vey!” Mark Levin, who, as I have sadly chronicled, has transformed himself from the most prominent media critic of Donald Trump (and of the GOP establishment, including its media flagship, Fox News) into the most embarrassingly eager shoeshine boy for Trump (and defender of the GOP status quo, and star host on its media flagship, Fox News), has...

Hitler, Trump, and Other Unrelated Things

Today, during the latest episode of The Impeachables, a Stanford University professor of some sort — honestly don’t know and honestly don’t care — replied to a straight line from one of the Democratic “questioners,” who pretended to ask (for what possible purpose? — I don’t know and I don’t care) how a U.S. president is different from a king, with this zinger: I’ll...

I lose (and I’m fine with that)

I, Daren Jonescu, hereby concede defeat in the Trump Wars. I sincerely believe that not one human being who was ever inclined to support Trump has had his head turned, or his rational faculty activated in the least, by anything I have ever written about Trump, or by all that I have written on the subject taken collectively. And none ever will. Tribalism...

A Plea to Friends Defending Trump

Here is Donald Trump’s latest wisdom addressing the current crackdown on those Hong Kong protesters lunging for one more gasp of air as the Chinese Communist Party slowly suffocates their last hopes of independence from the totalitarian behemoth. Trump: “We have to stand with Hong Kong, but I’m also standing with President Xi.” — Daniel Dale (@ddale8) November 22, 2019 A grand act...