So, it turns out that the often-ridiculed set of measures known collectively as the "Green New Deal" that received nary a vote in the Senate, according to J.J. O'Kecams, will not only require less change from some than previously envisioned, it will promote a new era of economic prosperity for those who are ready to embrace it.
Thursday, I was a guest on Political Storm's weekly Real Politics With Real People show. It was a great honor to be on the panel discussion hosted by Jon Saltzman.
They have called for his opposition, his impeachment, his imprisonment, and his death and the death of other Republicans, both implicitly and at times explicitly. The anti-Trump movement on the left has a particularly vicious streak. So called "comedian" Kathy Griffin recently released a photo of her holding up a bloody, fake severed head of the President.
Trump has met expectations in some areas, and exceeded them in others, but he’s gone as far as his business skills alone will take him. He needs to learn how Washington works– not how it should work, but how it really works. He has considerable negotiation skills as we all knew, but now he’s going to have to apply them to a whole new realm of problems and situations that just never occur in the boardroom.
To his credit, President Obama condemned the despicable shooting of Dallas police officers during his visit to Poland last week. It wasn't with quite the passion and anger he reserves for condemning Republicans especially while overseas, but was appreciated.
If there is an active FBI investigation, and the subject attempts to buy a gun and is denied because he or she is flagged, does that not alert the subject to the fact they are being investigated? What if the person is innocent? Would they have to prove their innocence in order to regain their second amendment rights? That's not how our system works. In out system, you are innocent until proven guilty.
President Obama will likely nominate a candidate with a history of judicial activism. When the Senate initially rejects this nominee, he will call them obstructionist. He and much of the media will claim that they are attempting to deny him his Constitutional rights. Of course, this will be after he has exercised precisely that, his right to nominate a replacement for Justice Scalia.