Thursday, June 11, 2015

Quick Hits: Volume CXIV

- My friend and Northern Alliance Radio Network colleague Mitch Berg had one of his "laws" validated once again.

The Reagan Corollary To The Huckabee Corollary To The McCain Corollary To Berg’s Eleventh Law: The Media and Left (pardon the redundancy) will try to destroy the conservative they are most afraid of.

The media and leftists (PTR) love identity politics. So when a minority presidential candidate on the Republican side has a compelling story that rivals (or some would argue surpasses) that of their guy Barack Obama, media/leftists will pull out the stops to draw attention from said candidate's inspiring upbringing.

Perhaps that could explain the nonsensical reporting of the New York Times on Sen. Marco Rubio's driving record (four moving violations in 18 years) and questionable personal finances. But if you read the latest Times article on said finances, it unwittingly portrays Rubio as a regular American trying to do best by his family. Basically he's one of those everyday Americans of whom Hillary Clinton claims she wants to be their champion.

I dunno. You tell me who is better suited for that role.

- Let's face it: Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) has zero shot to win the 2016 GOP nomination for President. However, the perpetual bachelor floated an interesting scenario regarding a First Lady should he miraculously ever occupy the White House.

"Well, I've got a sister. She could play that role if necessary,” Graham, 59, told the Daily Mail during an interview at a recent campaign event.

"I've got a lot of friends. We'll have a rotating first lady," Graham added, chuckling

If Graham is interested in a mate, how great are the pickup line potentials while on the campaign trail?

"Y'know, you could be First Lady. Can I have your number, baby, or do I have to go through the NSA?"

- A special session of the Minnesota Legislature is slated to take place this week, thus avoiding a government shutdown.

Little Lord Fauntleroy Gov. Mark Dayton must not have received the polling results he had hoped for, specifically sentiments which held the House GOP majority at fault.

“The sign of a true compromise is that no one is happy with it,” Dayton said in a statement.

During negotiations the governor abandoned his goal of a universal preschool program and was forced to surrender a fight over the state auditor’s office — goals he at one point said were requirements to call a special session.

House Speaker Kurt Daudt, on the other hand, said the deal made him “pleased” and “proud.”

“I’m pleased we can move forward with this tentative agreement today and pass a bipartisan budget that invests in Minnesotans’ needs while still respecting taxpayers,” Daudt said in a statement.

Daudt is likely to be slammed by Tea Partiers and WIBERTY! crowd for such a statement. Yes, there's no question that any budget agreed to this session will spend significantly more money than the previous biennium and thus expand the size and scope of government. Definitely not a good thing in my eyes. But I also realize that in order to significantly reduce spending as well as the size of state government, our side needs to start winning more local and statewide elections.

But that's a whole other post for another day.


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