A couple of days back, I posted a reaction to the presidential debate which noted how different it was from previous debates, specifically the polite one between Jack Kennedy and Tricky Dick Nixon in 1960.
I posed the questions: What is happening with the world? Where is decorum? Where is civilization? In this brief video. Dinesh D’Souza nails the basic reason. The political parties once agreed on goals while disagreeing on how to attain them. That agreement on goals has vanished, taking civility along with it.
I did not see the presidential debate Tuesday night. Wednesday, however, I decided to watch it on YouTube. After about 10 minutes, I turned it off. It was just three guys talking over each other endlessly, making little sense. It was annoying. I probably would have continued had I not known the entire debate would continue in the same vein.
What is happening with the world? Where is decorum? Where is civilization? Where did it all go so completely wrong? We holler at one another. We curse one another. No one is allowed to have a different opinion. We firebomb businesses over stupidities.
Skim through the debate between Jack Kennedy and Richard Nixon, sensibly just one hour, not one-and-a-half to two. Then remember what happened on Tuesday night. The contrast is extreme. And the moderator for Kennedy-Nixon’s match in no way indicated his personal political leanings. He moderated.
A couple of years ago, I watched the presidential debates we held here in Mexico. They were far less unruly. And they are Latinos! Known for emotion.
I restate my long-held preference for enlightened monarchies.
I scan the websites of The Washington Post, The New York Times and their ilk on occasion just to see how ridiculous it has become, and it’s become pretty ridiculous.
The Post has, not surprisingly, endorsed Sleepy Joe. I glanced down the long editorial in which they sing his praises while simultaneously dissing President Trump. According to The Post, Sleepy Joe is “exceptionally well-qualified by character and experience.”
(Pause for tear-inducing hilarity.)
The Post also says Sleepy Joe “would restore decency, honor and competence to America’s government.” Joe is “deeply empathetic.” The corrupt newspaper then mentions the completely debunked claim that President Trump referred to wounded and fallen U.S. soldiers as “losers.” Never happened.
Tip: To pull off a lie, make it at least remotely plausible.
And get this: Sleepy Joe chose as his running mate Round-Heels Harris, the woman who “almost everyone agreed was the most qualified.” You might recall that Harris dropped out of the primaries early on because pretty much no one wanted her.
The Post then — hilarity alert! — claimed Trump has “few accomplishments in his first term and no agenda for his second.” I imagine the editorial writer gets all his news from The Washington Post, not from the wider world.
President Trump has been nominated not once, not twice, but three times so far for the Nobel Peace Prize. Here’s a brief video in which an Australian law professor points to a number of the great works done by the Trump Administration, none of which, I am sure, were reported by the corrupt, mainstream, U.S. media.
I am embarrassed — embarrassed, I tell you! — that I was a Democrat all my life until 2007. What excuse do I have? Nary a good one. I was living in one of those bubbles. Thank God that Barack Obama combined with my increased loathing — since the early 1990s — of Political Correctness burst that bubble for good. I saw the light.
And now I am free!
This past week, the Democrats provided another reason to celebrate my departure. They are so disturbed at the possibility of Trump’s adding another conservative to the Supreme Court that they vow to pack the court with added justices as soon as they can.
This will sound familiar to those with a grasp of history. Another Democrat, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, tried to pack the court too and for the same reason. By Jove, he wanted decisions to go his way! His court-packing was thwarted, however.
The Democrats have a long, sordid history.
I won’t start back in the 1800s, which is what most folks do when they highlight the party’s ugly past. I’ll start more recently. Welfare reform during Democrat President Johnson’s administration effectively removed fathers and husbands from black households, creating the abysmal situation we now find in America’s ghettos.
Let’s look at the Civil Rights Act of 1957, introduced by the Republican administration of Dwight D. Eisenhower who first proposed it in a State of the Union address. Ike later signed it into law, the first civil-rights legislation since Reconstruction. Lyndon Johnson, then a Democrat senator from Texas, opposed the legislation.
Later that same year, Republican President Eisenhower sent Army troops to Little Rock, Ark., to integrate schools because Democrat Gov. Orville Faubus refused to do so.* Moving on to 1960, Eisenhower — a Republican, mind you — signed the Civil Rights Act of 1960 after 81.5% of House Republicans voted for it, but only 59% of Democrats did.
When LBJ became president after Jack Kennedy’s assassination, he noticed the tenor of the times, changed his tune, and introduced the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Senate Democrats filibustered the legislation until the filibuster was broken by Republicans.
On final passage of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, 80% of House Republicans voted for it while only 63% of Democrats did. In the Senate, 82% of Republicans voted yes, but just 69% of Democrats did the same. A more complete rundown of all this is available at The American Thinker.
Abraham Lincoln was a Republican.
Digging deeper into the past, it was Republican President Abe Lincoln who signed the Emancipation Proclamation. You’d be surprised how many Americans today think Lincoln was a Democrat. After the Civil War, it was Democrats who founded the Ku Klux Klan. It was Democrats who lynched blacks. It was Democrats who initiated Jim Crow laws.
Democrats are smart and slick. They’ve labeled themselves liberal and progressive, which is laughably wrong. They’ve donned the Hat of Tolerance, which they are blatantly not. They call Republicans “racist” on a daily basis, which turns reality on its head.
And now, yet again, if Supreme Court rulings go against their desires, well, they’ll just pack the court with as many cronies as necessary to insure the contrary. Let’s hope they don’t get a chance. And I hope that if you’re a Democrat, you’ll wake up, as I did.
* Ike invoked the Insurrection Act of 1807 to do this, force Democrats to behave. Trump has indicated that he will also invoke the act to stop violence that will erupt in Democrat cities following his re-election. This is good and appropriate.