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Hello, Stupid

Posted by V the K at 9:56 pm - June 25, 2017.
Filed under: Gay Culture

Twittered from a Twit somewhere in the East Bay of Californezuela. Is this something that is commonly believed among very stupid people? And am I wrong, or is xe apparently advocating political violence?

Look at all the pride, equality, peace, you guys

Posted by V the K at 4:15 pm - June 25, 2017.
Filed under: Gay Culture

These have been posted throughout the NYC subway system for Pride Month, apparently. I think the message is, “Do As We Say or Burn in Hell.” The Westboros should sue for trademark infringement. They probably will.

BTW: In Chicago, the LGBT Pride organizers banned the display of Jewish pride flags.  You see, they didn’t want to offend the Mohammedans who want to kill them by appearing friendly with the Jews, who support them. Because stupid.

After the jump, more Pride-related hate and stupidity:

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Child Soldiers of the Left

Posted by V the K at 4:10 pm - June 25, 2017.
Filed under: War on Christians

Some creepy “social justice” activists sent a 12 year old girl into an LDS church to give a coming out speech. They planted someone in the congregation with a video camera to record the thing. Then, they posted the video on the internet of the girl’s mike being cut off as she talked about her nascent lesbianism… so they could stoke “Outrage.”

1. Once again, the left sexualizes a child for political purposes; which is just effing creepy.
2. When you give a talk or a testimony in an LDS Sacrament Meeting, it is expressly NOT supposed to be about you. Testimonies are supposed to be centered on Jesus Christ. If you give a talk, you are supposed to stick to your assigned subject matter. If a straight person had used their time to ramble on about their heterosexuality or some political or social cause, they also would have been cut off.

I got to imagine gay people would be pretty upset if someone staged a protest inside a meeting of some LGBT club. If some Christian evangelical crashed a gay club to tell them he disagreed with their stance on issues.

The Gayest Car Since the Miata

Posted by V the K at 9:26 pm - June 24, 2017.
Filed under: Gay Culture

The Official New York Police Department Pride Mobile 2017.

The 69 in the license plate number, was that just a little over-the-top? No? Well, all right then.

They also did this in 2016.

This isn’t just virtue-signaling, it’s a message that the State is fully invested with gay activists, even putting taxpayer money into celebrating their lifestyle. That LGBT’s are a politically favored group. Which is funny because I’ve always been told the reason Christmas trees are banned from public buildings is because the State is not supposed to signal preference for one group over another. Yet, they ban the Confederate flag to demonstrate that white southerners are a politically-disfavored group.

This Is Just Sad

Posted by V the K at 8:58 am - June 24, 2017.
Filed under: Family,Unhinged Liberals

Seen among the twitters.

All this time, we’ve been in a Great Depression

A few weeks back, Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse blog looked at U.S. GDP growth rates for the ten years 1930-1939 and the ten years 2007-2016. I didn’t verify his numbers but they seem plausible (referring to “real” or inflation-adjusted GDP). Snyder says:

1930: -8.5%
1931: -6.4%
1932: -12.9%
1933: -1.3%
1934: 10.8%
1935: 8.9%
1936: 12.9%
1937: 5.1%
1938: -3.3%
1939: 8.0%

When you average all of those years together, you get an average rate of economic growth of 1.33 percent.

That is really bad, but it is the kind of number that one would expect from “the Great Depression”.

So then I looked up the numbers for the last ten years…

2007: 1.8%
2008: -0.3%
2009: -2.8%
2010: 2.5%
2011: 1.6%
2012: 2.2%
2013: 1.7%
2014: 2.4%
2015: 2.6%
2016: 1.6%

When you average these years together, you get an average rate of economic growth of 1.33 percent.

The same! But wait, averaging them isn’t quite right. For math-y reasons, it’s better to take a starting index value like 100, then apply the growth rates year by year. I did that, and

  • Real GDP grew 10% from 1930-1939.
  • Real GDP grew 14% from 2007-2016.

Still not much difference! The point remains that the last 10 years have been super lame. President Obama was perhaps the first in U.S. history to never have a single year of real GDP growth over 3%.

And it’s possible that Obama’s record was yet worse. Remember, in recent years they’ve been padding the GDP numbers. They directly added nonsense to GDP. They also under-estimate inflation, which artificially boosts the growth estimates.

But for now, let’s stick with official numbers (where Obama’s overall record is nearly as bad as a Great Depression), and pivot to look at unemployment.

You may wonder: if we’ve been in a depression, how could the unemployment rate be down at 5%? The difference from the 1930s is that, in our time, the Establishment (or Political-Financial Complex) has been determined to fool people – to boil the frog (us) slowly, so to speak – and to cover for President Lightworker. Thus,

  • They let him jack the national debt from $10 trillion to $20 trillion. Even a monkey could make GDP seem halfway-OK for 8 years, if you gave him a $10 trillion credit card.
  • They had the central bank (Federal Reserve) conjure trillions of new money from thin air and inject it into the financial markets. It’s chicanery, but people say “At least my home and 401k are up.”
  • And they baked the unemployment statistics. Remember, the official 5% number hides a huge decline in Labor Force Participation, plus full-time jobs being replaced with crappy part-time jobs.
    • If you add back the people who left the labor force in despair these last ten years, real unemployment is 11-12%.
    • And if you add the extra part-timers (assuming they would rather be full-time), it’s even worse.

Depression 2.0 has been with us, all this time. It’s part of why people were so unhappy with Queen Cersei in 2016 (who ran as the Establishment’s poster child).

What does all this bode for President Trump? Probably not well.

  • He’s trimmed back some of Obama’s growth-killing regulations. That will help.
  • And his infrastructure spending may go to productive works (unlike Obama’s 2009 “Porkulus” package), if he can get it passed. He wants to revive American manufacturing, which would be good.
  • BUT, with so much debt on the books and so many Americans expecting handouts, our underlying economic problems are worse than ever.

Trump has inherited a sinking ship. The next recession should be a roller-coaster. If the American Left is krazy and violent now, just you wait.

Then again, maybe our leadership will hit on the solution quickly (a Free Enterprise system with smaller government, Rule of Law, sound money, cutting the Welfare-Warfare State, letting Washington and Wall Street fail, letting Main Street pick up the pieces). And maybe our leadership will use the media skillfully (plus a few well-placed arrests) to transition people’s minds to all that. Don’t tell me I’m dreaming.

OK, I’m dreaming. Time to buy more ammo.

Put Your Coffee Down Before Reading This

Far Left Website The Nation: Why Does The Far Right Hold a Near Monopoly on Political Violence?

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The author gets to this conclusion through 1. Cherry-picking anecdotes, some from over thirty years ago while ignoring all recent episodes of left-wing violence and 2. Relying on the Southern Poverty Law Center, the left-wing racialist activist group that inspired a gay leftist to take a gun into the headquarters of the Family Research Council, intent on committing mass murder and shoving Chik-Fil-A sammitches in their mouths.

Democrat Official: “I’m Glad (Steve Scalise) Got Shot”

Posted by V the K at 12:01 pm - June 23, 2017.
Filed under: Violence on the Left

Yeah, the violent left is just an isolated fringe with no connection to the mainstream party.

A Nebraska Democratic Party official is now in hot water. An audio recording was posted on YouTube Thursday with Phil Montag, a technology chairman, voicing how glad he was that House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., got shot last week at a GOP baseball practice. Nebraska Democratic Party Chairwoman Jane Kleeb confirmed to FOX 42 News Thursday it was really his voice.

“His whole job is to get people, convince Republicans to (expletive) kick people off (expletive) health care. I’m glad he got shot,” said Montag in the audio recording.

Montag is now looking for a new job; Kleeb let him go after the recording became public.

“I wish he was (expletive) dead,” said Montag in the recording.

Also, at the time he was recorded, he was meeting with another Nebraska Democrat Party official who said she thought the Scalise shooting was “funny.”

Seriously, Nebraska Democrats, WTF is wrong with you? Is it the simple self-loathing that comes from belonging to a party that thinks you’re dumb, flyover hicks barely a notch above Trump’s “deplorables?”

I’m glad he got fired… for saying out loud what far too many Democrats were thinking. He may have been a relatively minor official in state Democrats don’t give two sh-ts about unless there’s a senate seat open, but his “kick people off health care” rhetoric echoes the rhetoric of the Democrat Leadership.

On that note, have Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Hillary Clinton, or Barack Obama… any of the Democrat leadership… told their people to tone down the violent rhetoric since the shooting?

Update: Mr. Montag says his quotes were taken out of context. Now, I ask you, in what context would “I’m glad he got shot” and “I wish he was (sic) (expletive) dead” benign comments?

In related news, lunatic actor Johnny Depp’s insinuations about assassinating Trump have made him a hero to the left who now completely forgive him for that wife-beating thing.

A Question for our Age

Posted by V the K at 9:37 am - June 23, 2017.
Filed under: Transgender Issues

A Virtue Signaling Uber-Social Justice Wanker asks: “Why Can’t My Famous Gender Nonconforming Friends Get Laid?”

My guess: Because “gender non-conformity” is usually an outward sign of massive psychological issues and very few people are willing to date people with more baggage than Aretha Franklin on a European Tour unless there’s a lot of money involved.

The Ultimate Progressive Dream

Posted by V the K at 9:20 am - June 23, 2017.
Filed under: Political Correctness

The Chinese Communists are instituting a new system for monitoring the social behavior of all of its citizens. Each citizen will be assigned a score based on such behavior, and that score will determine everything in your life.

Imagine a world where an authoritarian government monitors everything you do, amasses huge amounts of data on almost every interaction you make, and awards you a single score that measures how “trustworthy” you are.

In this world, anything from defaulting on a loan to criticising the ruling party, from running a red light to failing to care for your parents properly, could cause you to lose points. And in this world, your score becomes the ultimate truth of who you are – determining whether you can borrow money, get your children into the best schools or travel abroad; whether you get a room in a fancy hotel, a seat in a top restaurant – or even just get a date.

This is not the dystopian superstate of Steven Spielberg’s Minority Report, in which all-knowing police stop crime before it happens. But it could be China by 2020. It is the scenario contained in China’s ambitious plans to develop a far-reaching social credit system, a plan that the Communist Party hopes will build a culture of “sincerity” and a “harmonious socialist society” where “keeping trust is glorious.”

The government hasn’t announced exactly how the plan will work – for example, how scores will be compiled and different qualities weighted against one another. But the idea is that good behaviour will be rewarded and bad behaviour punished, with the Communist Party acting as the ultimate judge.

Let me be clear, the left absolutely adores China and adores it precisely because of its authoritarian Government. And they would love nothing more than to have this kind of system — the state monitoring your behavior constantly and dinging you for any act of political incorrectness. It would be the ultimate tool of social control.

Think I’m exaggerating? Ask Brendan Eich. Or Travis Kalanick. Or Curt Shilling.

This article actually came out last fall. I wonder why there hasn’t been more discussion of it.

How Does It Feel to be Suckered, Suckers?

Posted by V the K at 8:51 am - June 23, 2017.
Filed under: Democratic Dirty Tricks

The overhyped “Special Elections” in Georgia, Kansas, and Montana were basically money-laundering scams to get money from rich, dumb liberals in San Francisco and Silicon Valley to line the pockets of Democrat Consultants in DC.

The special elections scam was set up to funnel money from angry lefties to the infrastructure. Some $40 million was burned through on a dead end program. But it went to all the right people on the left.

Ossoff’s campaign was the final leg of the scam. He was the least promising candidate of all the Dems in all the red state special elections. But his backers weren’t really trying to win in Georgia, but to raise money in California and then take it back to Washington D.C. And Ossoff was perfectly suited for that.

That’s why the most money was raised and spent on his campaign.

Like Bernie Sanders, he was never really supposed to win. He was sucker bait. And the suckers bit hard enough to make a special election in a conservative district the most expensive House race in history.

Ossoff was a great way for Washington D.C. campaign pros to extract money from Bay Area lefties. His campaign had nine times more individual donations from California than from Georgia. He had almost four times more donations from nine Bay Area counties than all of Georgia.

The Dems lost and they’re laughing all the way to the bank.

The Clintons may be on the outs at the Democrat Party, but their legacy of greed and corruption remains.

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Leftie juvenilia – with a smidge of progress

Watching lefties digest new political happenings is often like a scene from Harrison Bergeron, the dystopian future where no one is permitted to do anything skillfully.

Lefties are handicapped by their own needs and delusions, the poor dears. They can’t handle the truth. So they ignore large parts of it, fixate on a fragment or two, distort it, then fall over like a ballet dancer wearing unnecessary weights. Still, they might learn something – on the margins.

Laura Loomer and Jack Posobiec’s Shakespeare in the Park protest was somewhat new-ish: Conservatives bringing home the Left’s disruption tactics (though still being comparatively polite about it). At this link, you can watch Seth Myers and Amy Poehler struggle to address it.

As you’d expect, Myers and Poehler ignore the real context and point of the protest, making a laughable Straw Man out of it; then laugh dutifully, complete with wide eyes and shouting. It’s fine, it’s how they operate. As you’d expect. Except for one thing.

It does dawn on them that maybe people disrupting events isn’t what we all need and the Left should try to walk that one back. They slip in these words to their audience:

Free speech isn’t about just protecting speech you like. So, if you think it’s terrible to interrupt _Julius Caesar_, you have to think it’s terrible to interrupt Ann Coulter…She gets to speak too; liberals cannot be hypocrites when it comes to free speech…so, be OK with it when Ted Nugent says “President Obama can suck my machine gun.”

I left out the crap they wrapped around it. I’m saying, we can be grateful for the small things. Two leftie celebrities had a moment of self-awareness, and smuggled it into their audience. Will it take?

Hate Trumps Love

Posted by V the K at 7:55 pm - June 22, 2017.
Filed under: Civil Discourse

A Week Later, Democrats Are Still Inciting Violence Against Republicans. The Republican Obamacare “Repeal” Bill barely changes Obamacare at all, but that hasn’t stopped Liz “Fauxcahontas” Warren from pumping out hate propaganda to her stupid and violent followers:

I’ve read the Republican “health care” bill. This is blood money. They’re paying for tax cuts with American lives.

And it’s working, as demonstrated by the voice mail left for a Republican congressman.

“I’ve seen the prayer ya’ll were saying at the baseball diamond … I think ya’ll better hit your knees and pray for the people that you’re screwin’ up their lives,” the message stated, according to a criminal complaint filed by Capitol Police in U.S. District Court in Columbus.
“We’re coming to get every g**amn one of you and your families. Maybe the next one taken down will be your daughter. Huh? Or your wife. Or even you.”

There have been more than thirty threats made against Republican Congressmen since last month.

Health Insurance Question

Posted by V the K at 7:19 pm - June 22, 2017.
Filed under: Obama Health Care (ACA, Obamacare)

After weeks of closed door meetings, the Republican senate leadership has unveiled their “Obamacare Replacement” bill; which preserves everything in Obamacare that has driven the costs of health care skyward. The onerous regulations will remain, responsible people who buy insurance before they need it will still be gouged to pay for irresponsible people who don’t buy “insurance” until after they need it, the modest “opt out” provisions in the House Bill are gone, the subsidies will actually increase. The main thing it does is shuffle taxes around and bail out giant insurance companies.

More generally, it represents a failure to think beyond the confines of the law that is already in place. At a fundamental level, the Senate plan accepts Obamacare’s premises about the nature of health insurance and the individual market. It works from the assumption that the only way to make expensive health insurance cheaper is to subsidize it through the federal government. It is a plan that subsidizes, and therefore disguises, unaffordability, rather than attempting to bring down costs directly.

Precisely. The Republicans are really no different than the Democrats; they love Government and see Government as the solution to every problem.

Here’s what I don’t understand. To set this up, I don’t think the Government has any business regulating health insurance beyond protecting people from fraud. People should be able to work out any contractual arrangement with an insurance company they want. The Government’s only  role should be to enforce that arrangement should either party try to renege; which would be done through the judiciary, not the legislature. That’s what I believe, but apparently, I’m in the minority. All right, fine. So, the majority believes that the Government should be able to tell insurance companies what kinds of policies they have to sell.

OK, if that’s the parameters for this discussion … why would it be so BAD, even in that scheme… for the Government to set a Minimum Coverage Baseline that was just Catastrophic Coverage + one check up per year? People would be covered if they got cancer or had a heart attack or were attacked by a bear … big expensive stuff. And they could get an exam from a doctor once a year if they want. That wouldn’t cost much, and the minimum that anyone needs. And if you have a minor medical issue, you assume the risk of paying for it out of pocket. From that baseline, you could modularize coverage, paying more for prescription coverage, and more for mental health treatments, depending on what you think you might need in the future.

You may not personally like that choice… but why doesn’t the Government even allow that choice?

I kind of suspect that its the insurance companies that want the Government to force middle-aged gay men to pay for insurance that covers obstetrics and gynecology, and tee-totaling Mormons to buy coverage for alcohol and drug addictions. And forcing normal people to pay for sex reassignments for those with body dysphoria. Having the Government force people to buy sh-t they’re never going to use is sort of Crony Capitalism 101.

We’re a Society of Puritan Scolds

Posted by V the K at 6:55 pm - June 22, 2017.
Filed under: Political Correctness

Here’s the scene: An attractive young woman attends a public event wearing a very short skirt. A man notices. Result: Outrage.

Aly Raisman found herself in an uncomfortable situation during Wednesday night’s NHL Awards when an aging hockey great made a leering comment about her legs.
Raisman, the 23-year-old gymnastics star, spoke about sharing the stage with “one of the old greats,” former Los Angeles Kings center Marcel Dionne, to present the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, an annual award for an NHL player who displays — irony alert — gentlemanly conduct.
The 65-year-old Hall of Famer then took the banter to a creepy new level.
“Thank you, thank you,” Dionne began. “And I am excited to be on stage with three-time Olympic medalist. Look at those legs.”

OK, a little creepy for a guy to be checking out a chick young enough to be his granddaughter, but she seems to have handled the incident with more grace than Post reporter Jaclyn Hendricks . Feminists claim — and therefore, the social justice left that dominates our culture must agree — that “the male gaze” is equivalent to rape. By “the male gaze,” they mean normal men doing what normal men do and checking out attractive women. Mainly, the women who object to “the male gaze” are not often checked out by normal men.

Can we be honest and just admit that every time people get outraged over something stupid, it diminishes the things we should actually get outraged about. If a feminist gets just as outraged over an old man checking out a woman’s legs as normal person should get outraged over like, I don’t know, actual rape… it diminishes the latter.

So, I guess, the point is, we have to stop getting outraged over minor stuff. Although that’s not how the internet works. You’re supposed to show outrage over trivial things because it shows how enlightened and “socially conscious” you are. And if you don’t show sufficient outrage, the Sensitivity Police might come after you.

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This Is What Hate Speech Looks Like

Airstrip 1, as I reported earlier today, sent a man to prison for posting his nasty, violent thoughts about Muslims on Facebook. I think it is wrong for the state to punish people for speech; even this Posh Being.

Mere days after a Bernie Sanders supporter shot Congressman Steve Scalise and two black members of his police detail, a Connecticut professor posted a Medium article on Facebook declaring: “Let Them F*cking Die.” The professor went on to write that white people are “inhuman a**holes” who still prop up a “white supremacy system,” so black people should not help them if their lives are in danger.

“I’m fed the f*ck up with self identified ‘white’s’ [sic] daily violence directed at immigrants, Muslim, and sexual and racially oppressed people,” Johnny Eric Williams, associate professor of sociology at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., posted on Facebook Sunday. “The time is now to confront these inhuman a**holes and end this now.”

Let. Them. F*cking. Die.” For relish, the author added, “And smile a bit when you do. For you have done the universe a great service. Ashes to ashes. Dust to bigots.”

You may wonder how these people end up in Academia, but the truth is, the progressive leftists who run universities love violent, extreme leftists. Bill Ayers ended up with a plush job at the University of Illinois. In their minds, they are all little Che Guevara’s fighting for the noble cause of global socialism.

As for Professor Williams, he wants you to know that… he’s actually the victim.

“The black community is beside itself all over the country with the constant killing. It doesn’t matter what we do, we still be killed, we still go to jail. Just being black and living is a crime. That’s what seems to be the problem.”

He says the article in Medium covered “broader issues” in addition to calling for the violent deaths of white people. This is true, because the main thrust of the article is that blacks, LGBT’s, and others should be indifferent to any suffering or death suffered by white people, should never be civil or decent to white people in any way. (They’re way ahead of you on that at Evergreen State, maybe you should see if they have any openings.) The article’s “enlightened” view is that you only owe civility and decency to people who share your racial, cultural, or sexual identity. Morality isn’t individual, it’s collective.

Reading the comments to that Medium article, by the way, is pretty indicative of where the Social Justice Left is these days.

We could have millions of illegal votes?

Posted by Jeff (ILoveCapitalism) at 11:51 am - June 22, 2017.
Filed under: National Politics,Voter Fraud, Voter Suppression, Voter ID

V mentioned this as an aside; I think it’s worth a post. According to a new study, millions of noncitizens may be casting illegal votes. The study focuses on data from 2008, but one could extrapolate forward.

As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House…

Just Facts President James D. Agresti and his team looked at data from an extensive Harvard/YouGov study that every two years questions a sample size of tens of thousands of voters. Some acknowledge they are noncitizens and are thus ineligible to vote.

To be clear: The number of illegal votes could also be a something under 1 million.

[Old Dominion University] professors, who stand by their work in the face of attacks from the left, concluded that in 2008 as few as 38,000 and as many as 2.8 million noncitizens voted.

Mr. Agresti’s analysis of the same polling data settled on much higher numbers. He estimated that as many as 7.9 million noncitizens were illegally registered that year and 594,000 to 5.7 million voted.

The point is: the number, whatever it is, is much greater than the “zero” claimed by some on the Left. The article goes on to discuss why Agresti’s estimation techniques are more realistic.

Clearly, the science is not settled. These matters need further study. AND, our election offices and practices must always guard against illegal voting.

It’s plausible to suppose that most illegals would vote Democrat. Hopefully, Republicans will be doing something useful on this, over the next 18 months:

Last month, the president signed an executive order setting up a commission to try to find on-the-ground truth in illegal voting. Headed by Vice President Mike Pence, the panel also will look at outdated voter lists across the nation with names of dead people and multiple registrants.

Manphobia hits new lows

In left-wing Berlin, Germany, we now have a crackdown on advertising that would dare to depict women as “nurturing, happy to do housework, beautiful, addicted to shopping” or men as “rational, aggressive, technologically gifted”.

Get it? Ads must feature unpleasant, unattractive, angry feminists disposing of pathetically weak and foolish men.

Boys must not be shown as “liking sports, the colour blue, and playing with technology”. According to these German feminists(!), girls are so stupid and deficient by nature that when they “see images of heterosexual housewives, the consequence is that they cannot imagine themselves outside this framework.”

Meanwhile in Madrid, they banned ‘manspreading’. Because God Forfend that a man on a bus should sit a bit comfortably. Crowder explains it to women and gets some to admit to the existence of female privilege.

Democrats Have New Allies in Effort to Oust Trump

Posted by V the K at 8:48 am - June 22, 2017.
Filed under: Post 9-11 America

The Islamic Supremacist Government of Iran is coming to the aid of Democrats (and DIABLO Republicans) in their efforts to drive Donald Trump out of his legitimately elected office.

A senior Iranian leader and confidant of the Islamic Republic’s president is threatening to “depose” President Donald Trump if he continues his policy of confronting Iran and its terror proxy groups in the Middle East, according to recent comments that come as Iranian military leaders threaten missile strikes on U.S. forces and bases in the region.

I guess all those billions of dollars in baksheesh Barack Obama paid to the mullahs turned out to be a pretty good investment on the Democrat side.

Mr. Soros, Mr. Steyer, Get out your Checkbooks

Posted by V the K at 7:01 am - June 22, 2017.
Filed under: Republican Resolve & Rebuilding

Well, the Democrats spent about $40M to try and win a seat in a purplish district and failed. Pajama Boy not only underperformed Hillary in the district; he got fewer votes than the 2016 Democrat candidate in 2016.

So, maybe they need to up the ante and, in 2018, spend $50M on each of the 25 districts they need to retake the House. A cool $1.25 Billion. (About what Hillary spent in 2016, BTW.)

One potential fly in the ointment… the Democrat Party is broke and had a terrible fundraising month in May.

Many Democrats really believe that recruiting clones of Liz Warren and Kamala Harris and engaging in more street violence will help them flip red districts in the Midwest to blue. It won’t.

Nothing preps you for next election more than concluding your team is too virtuous to win & voters are too evil or dumb to see the truth. – Jonah Goldberg

A few Democrats recognize that normal Americans care about the economy, (also, border security, and protecting civil society from terrorism {the Trump agenda}). Not a phony, “Russia Russia Russia” scandal ginned up by Hillary Clinton campaign operatives after losing an election, or phony, virtue-signaling issues like Transgender locker rooms for teenagers. But all of the money and power in the Democrat Party is held by wealthy people in Washington, New York, San Francisco, and Chicago.

(BTW: It also looks like Trump was right about illegal voters. There may have been five million or more of them in the 2016 election.)

Honestly, the best shot the Democrats have at retaking the House and Senate in 2018 is for Republicans to continue to sabotage the Trump agenda. The Republican Establishment may despise PDT, but Republican voters want border security, want tax and regulatory reform to help grow the economy, want a revitalized manufacturing sector, and want a rational policy response to the growing threat of Islamic Supremacist terror. If Republicans in Congress don’t deliver on this agenda, then they will bodily function away their majority.  The only question is whether they hate Trump more than they love their phony-baloney jobs.