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Word games

Al Franken…what can I say. The words he says here make grammatical sense, but taken as a whole, what he’s saying is nonsensical.

2017-03-29

I would love to hear how Franken defines “consensus,” because it must be quite different from how I define it.

In point of fact, Merrick Garland was confirmed to the D.C. Circuit by a vote of 76 to 23, although honesty forces me to note that at least some of the “no” votes were probably motivated by the belief that the 11th seat was unneccessary.

Neil Gorsuch, on the other hand, was unanimously confirmed to the 10th Circuit by a voice vote of 98-0. He was so non-controversial that 12 current senators, including vocal opponents Chuck Schumer and Patty Murray, voted for him. Call me crazy, but that seems very consensus-like to me.

Democrats like to play word games. They change the meaning of words and repeat lies until they’re ground into the public consciousness and internalized as truth. If you don’t believe that, consider that at one point, 52% of Democrats believed Russia tampered with vote tallies in order to get Donald Trump elected President.2017-03-29 (2)Gosh, that couldn’t have had anything to do with the constant repetition by Democrat politicians and pundits that the election was “hacked.” Could it?

Word games. Al Franken is playing fast and loose with the meaning of consensus. He wasn’t a senator in 2006 so he won’t be a hypocrite like Patty Murray, but he’s still a shameless partisan hack.

 

 

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How stupid do they think we are?

chuck-schumer-meet-the-pressWhat the heck is Chuck Schumer up to here?

Sunday morning on Meet the Press, Schumer told Chuck Todd, “On the other hand, if it’s true, it’s even worse for the president. Because that means that a federal judge, independently elected, has found probable cause that the president, or people on his staff, have probable cause to have broken the law or to have interacted with a foreign agent.”

Chuck Schumer knows that federal judges are appointed, not elected, so why would he say something so obviously wrong? The answer, of course, is that he’s counting on our public schools to have utterly failed to instill any meaningful civic knowledge in the majority of viewers. In other words, he’s counting on you to be too ignorant to recognize that he’s blowing smoke.

He wants to create the illusion that federal judges are completely apolitical, above the fray, beholden only to the law and the Constitution. God knows I want to believe that they are but, sadly, some seem to be just as beholden to special interests and ideologies as anyone else in public life

And you’ll notice that Chuck Todd didn’t bother to point out the error; he was ready to move onto the next question, “Well, let me ask you…” So much for the Chuck & Chuck Show. They don’t care if we’re ignoramuses; in fact, they prefer it that way. They probably had a good laugh about it after they taped. “Did you hear what I said about federal judges being elected?” Wink, wink.

Sure this is a small thing, but I think it’s indicative of the inside-the-beltway attitude of too many elected officials, staffers, bureaucrats and journalists. I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of being looked down on, spoken down to, and otherwise being held generally in such contempt that the Senate Minority Leader will spew a blatant untruth on national television and think that I’m too stupid to notice.

 

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Another Tale Of Two Presidents

Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Rahm Emanuel and Ed Markey protest the high cost of gasoline. Oh, wait…that was in 2006.

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