Good Wednesday morning.
Here is what's on the president's agenda today:
- The president meets with the secretary of Homeland Security and the administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency
- President Trump has lunch with the secretary of Defense
- The president participates in the signing ceremony for S. 2553 – Know the Lowest Price Act -- and S. 2554 – Patients Right to Know Drug Prices Act
- President Trump participates in a roundtable with supporters in Erie, PA
- The president hosts a Make America Great Again rally
Hillary Clinton says Democrats can't be civil with Republicans
Yeah, we know, we know. At least some of us know. Here's a list John Nolte is keeping over at Breitbart of violence and harassment against Trump supporters. The tally is 583 acts of violence.
People were really shocked when that dried-up bag of drunken failure told CNN's Christiane Amanpour: "You cannot be civil with a political party that wants to destroy what you stand for, what you care about. That's why I believe, if we are fortunate enough to win back the House and or the Senate, that's when civility can start again."
Oh, lady, some of us are well aware of your violent wishes upon us. We know the Democrats are unhinged and violent. Democrat elected leaders like Maxine Waters and Corey Booker are calling for violence and confrontation. There are regular violent encounters on college campuses with the left designed to shut down free speech. It's officially okay now to punch a Nazi -- and by the way, readers, you are a Nazi. Yeah, YOU.
GOP congressmen were targeted for assassination. Rep. Scalise was almost killed by a Bernie bro. Senator Rand Paul was assaulted by his lefty neighbor, ending up with broken ribs. Trump cabinet members are assaulted and confronted in public (many of them women!) -- so we get it, we get it.
Senator Paul is right, someone is going to get killed.
“I fear that there’s going to be an assassination,” Paul told Kentucky radio host Leland Conway. “I really worry that someone is going to be killed and that those who are ratcheting up the conversation, those who are saying ‘get in their face’ – they have to realize that they bear some responsibility if this elevates to violence.”
“These are people that are unstable,” Paul said. “We don’t want to encourage them. We have to somehow ratchet it down and say we’re not encouraging them that violence is ever OK or ever a reason or a means to try to resolve things.”
It may be all fun and games for the left when they attack people in liberal cities or in liberal restaurants or on college campuses. Try to disrupt a normal family in a normal city outside these liberal enclaves and you will get your ass whooped...at least.
Nikki Haley resigns
This was a shocker yesterday but apparently the move had been in the works for a while. Who could replace Haley? There is speculation it could be Ivanka, Dina Powell or Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell.
Grenell. Easy peasy. Absolutely not Dina Powell and an Ivanka pick smells of nepotism.
The president has a list of 5 people he's considering, but there's not word who the other three are.
Haley will continue severing until the end of the year.
There was an awards show last night...
It seems like there is an awards shows at least once a week these days. All the chatter is about how Taylor Swift has finally become "political" after years of keeping her political beliefs to herself. What a novel idea. But no more. Swift came out against Marsha Blackburn, who is running for the Senate in Tennessee. Last night at whatever award show took place, she also used her opportunity to enter the political fray.
Why is Swift doing this now? I would guess it's because Kanye West has gotten political with his Trump support. I don't really care. I don't take advice from entertaining peacocks and neither should you.
Your daily WTF:
Historical picture of the day:
And that's all I've got, now go beat back the angry mob!
Don't miss this.
Over the years, I've been forced to conclude that Rolling Stone's Matt Taibbi is a terrible person with worse takes.
An important reminder: China ain't rich yet, not the way we think of it and enjoy it.
And that's an interesting year, isn't it, 1923? The post-WWI US economy was getting goosed into the stratosphere by artificially low interest rates and a borrowing boom, only to come crashing down in 1929. Government efforts to "remedy" the crash only made things worse, with a pair of lefty UCLA researchers famously concluding that FDR's New Deal added seven years to the Great Depression.
I wonder sometimes how far China might be out from a 1929 crash, and how inept the desperate Communists might be in combatting it.
"When they go low, we kick them," the worst AG in American history says:
Yeah, keep talking, Dems. That kind of "tough talk" does help drive people to the polls (although not in the way they intended).