Robert “Beto” O’Rourke made it official Thursday: he’s running for President. While the media covered his announcement like “Teen Beat” covering a Duran Duran reunion, sensible voters noticed: this guy has literally no concrete platform beyond fighting “climate change.” Unless you also count being really, really creepy.
O’Rourke had better enjoy the spotlight while it lasts. The moment former Vice President Joe Biden announces, “Beto” is running for VP – at best. If he’s lucky, Vice President Pence will give him a tour of the East Wing before sending him back to the Hamptons Texas. That’s assuming Texas will take him back.
With O’Rourke’s announcement, the Democrat 2020 field expanded by yet another rich, white, person. Not much of a campaign slogan: “Vote Beto, at least he’s not old.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants to expand the electorate. In what is probably an effort to appear “woke” to a party which is rapidly deserting her for younger models, the near-octogenarian Pelosi told an audience “I myself have always been for lowering the voting age to 16. I think it's really important to capture kids when they're in high school.” She wants to “capture” kids who eat laundry detergent? And then what? I wouldn’t be shocked if she has a gingerbread house in the woods somewhere.
In a surprising 59-41 vote, the US Senate voted to approve a House resolution to terminate President Donald Trump’s declaration of a National emergency over the border crisis. 12 Republicans joined their Democratic counterparts in setting up what will likely be Trump’s first veto – a veto the Senate is unlikely to be able to override. I don’t know the total number of tax dollars wasted on this quibbling, but it could have taken a chunk out of the budget for the wall.
Air raid sirens wailed in Tel Aviv when islamofascists in Gaza fired rockets into the Israeli city. Fortunately, Israel’s “Iron Dome” missile defense system activated, taking out at least one of the inbound missiles, and no casualties reported. Reps. Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib released a joint statement deploring Israel’s use of US aid money to assault innocent Palestinian artillery.
A divided Connecticut State Supreme Court has ruled that firearms manufacturer Remington can be sued by victims of terrorists who use the company’s Bushmaster line of rifles to commit their crimes. Auto and cell phone makers should brace for the flood of lawsuits by people who lost family members to texting and driving, because it’s coming, Clyde!
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