The Morning Briefing: Some Democrats Try and Moderate and Much, Much More

A woman holds up a sign reproaching the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency during a protest against President Donald Trump's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy on June 30, 2018. (Kyodo via AP Images) ==Kyodo

Good Monday morning.

Here’s what is on the President’s agenda today:

  • The president meets with the secretary of State
  • President Trump participates in the arrival of the prime minister of the Netherlands
  • The president meets with the prime minister of the Netherlands
  • President Trump participates in an expanded bilateral meeting with the prime minister of the Netherlands

Ex Post Facto: Dems try and moderate

The Democrats are trying to moderate in time for the midterm elections but they are not well-positioned to do so. Their base is fired up against Trump, but the rest of the voters are turned off by the Democrats extreme political views. So if they tone down their rhetoric, the nutters won’t be motivated to show up at the polls, but if they don’t tone it down the rest of the voters won’t show up. What to do?

Here’s Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) trying to skedaddle away from the more extreme elements of the Democrat Party demanding ICE be shut down. “I think what has to change are the policies, and the people that are making these policies are making horrendous decisions like separating kids from their parents,” Klobuchar said. “We are always going to need immigration enforcement, Martha, we know that. We are a major country with major borders.”

Do you think regular people want authorities removing violent illegal aliens from their neighborhoods? I’m betting they do — that’s why all those cities in California are opposing their “sanctuary state.” Mayors, city council members, and sheriffs would all get voted out of office if they let criminal aliens run free to commit crimes.


NYT ed board: Time for new Dem leadership

House Dem: There’s ‘hunger’ for new faces, voices in party leadership

Sen. Collins making demands on Trump’s future SCOTUS pick

Senator “Olympia” Collins (R-ME) appeared on the Sunday spin shows to let everyone know she won’t support a SCOTUS nominee who would overturn Roe v. Wade.


“A candidate for this important position who would overturn Roe v. Wade would not be acceptable to me, because that would indicate an activist agenda that I don’t want to see a judge have,” Collins said. “That would indicate to me a failure to respect precedent.”

The president’s nominee can’t really answer how he or she would rule on a specific issue since it would preclude the parties in a suit from getting a fair and impartial hearing. Everyone knows that, but Collins is just virtue signalling.

“[Trump] did tell me that he would not be asking that question,” Collins said Sunday. “And indeed it would be inappropriate to ask a judge nominee on how they are going to vote in a future case.”

Historical picture of the day:

Some of the 101 hostages freed by pro-Palestinians who hijacked an Air France plane four days ago, take refreshments as they arrive at Orly Airport in Paris from Uganda’s Entebbe Airport, July 2, 1976. One hundred ten hostages, mostly Israelis, are still held. (AP Photo/Michel Lipchitz)

Other morsels:

CNN’s Tater talks to Acosta about his attention-whoring

MUST READ (Warning: Penthouse link) Can We Talk About Toxic Feminity?

Chris Wallace Calls Out Media For ‘Outrageous’ Attempt To Connect Trump To Shooting

Capital Gazette mass shooting suspect swore ‘legal oath’ to kill staff writer years ago

Michael Cohen to break silence on ‘Good Morning America’

Philippine city mayor gunned down during flag-raising event


Mexico’s Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador claims presidential win

Nine wounded in stabbing at child’s birthday party in Idaho

Man arrested after brandishing gun during ‘Families Belong Together’ demonstration

Right-wing activists Patriot Prayer, antifa clash at Portland protests

Judge temporarily blocks end to housing assistance for displaced Puerto Ricans

Record-setting baby boom at Texas hospital — 48 born in 41 hours

Restaurant manager fired after refusing to serve customer wearing MAGA hat

Woman bites off ear of Chinese restaurant owner in dispute over food

NSA deleting hundreds of millions of call records, raising questions about surveillance program’s viability

Neighbor calls police on a 12-year-old boy for mowing the wrong lawn

After eyeing the exits, White House officials will likely stay through Supreme Court confirmation: Sources

And that’s all I’ve got, now go beat back the angry mob!


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