Politics

Dems and the Blind Squirrel Rule

Call it Opposite Day, Bizarro World, or a manifestation of the Blind Squirrel Rule (that says even a blind squirrel will sometimes find a nut), but over the last two days Dems across the political range have been getting things right.

I know, is it the Apocalypse?

Perhaps not quite, unless you are a Mueller investigation staffer that is. It’s only that the law of averages catches up with the most unlikely of subjects. In this case, Dems. And far be it from me to not give rabid, and thus most times insane, squirrels their due. To wit:

Meryl Streep, generally one of the usual Hollywood subjects who can’t mentally navigate her way out of a moist paper bag (though a motivational inspiration in her role as Miranda Priestly), opined yesterday that the term “toxic masculinity” hurts boys because, among other things, “women can be pretty f***ing toxic too…It’s toxic people. We have our good angles and we have our bad ones.”

No sh**, Miranda.

However, kudos for saying something anybody past the age of thirteen already knows.

Dem Governor of Nevada Steve Sisolak vetoed a bill that would have made Nevada one of the sad whining states that wants to change the rules because the left can’t win the Electoral College game. The blatantly unconstitutional bill that would be shot down by the SCOTUS quicker than they pay RBG’s embalming invoice, would have made Nevada award its Electoral College vote to the winner of the popular vote in a presidential election.

It’s Bolshie silliness borne of the never-ending crying fit over 2016 and passage of such would make smaller states vassals of political hellholes like New York and California.

Either way, well played Mr. Sisolak in understanding this is a republic (as the more redundant of my readers consistently point out to me time and time again ad nauseum) and not a pure democracy.

Another Dem governor is not only fulfilling a campaign promise but, shock of shocks, he recognizes the will of the people. Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards has signed a bill that forbids abortion as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. The man got a fourfer. He made good on a campaign promise, took the side of a solid majority of Louisianans, legitimately acted like a moderate in a conservative state, and knows the bill is headed for court challenge anyway. The last probably being his greatest motivation. No matter, good on him.

And lastly, and you may not believe this, our galpal AOC and Ted Cruz are in agreement over a very good idea.

They both want to ban former members of Congress from becoming lobbyists at all, or for at least “a long wait period,” after leaving Congress. Nice work Alexandria, legit congrats. For a shining special moment I will again concentrate on your stunning pulchritude and not on your less impressive qualities, like thinking.

On this she is absolutely right, as the stranglehold the self-aggrandizing political class have on this nation would be lessened if the natural criminal class that is Congress would be prohibited from prostituting themselves after office even more ostentatiously than they did when they served themselves in office.

There you have it. Four cuddly little rodents who found a nut or two. While it likely won’t be repeated anytime soon, it’s good to know the possibility theoretically exists.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled Dem lunacy.

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David Kamioner

A veteran of service with US Army Intelligence, the Pershing Nuclear Brigade, and the First Infantry Division, Kamioner is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s European Division and spent over twenty years as a political consultant, college instructor, non-profit director, and corporate PR director. He hails from New York City and grew up in South Florida. He served with the American Red Cross as part of the relief effort for Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. For several years he ran homeless shelters, most recently homeless shelters for US military veterans. He currently is a Senior Contributor for OpsLens.com, a writer for American Greatness, and the Editorial Director of This Week in the News with Drew Berquist. He is the author of the novel "Prisoner of the Chattering Class" and lives in Annapolis, Maryland.

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