As we promised, we have limited updates this holiday period and this may well be the last we’ll send for the year. Thus, allow us to wish you and yours the very best of the holiday season and the most joyous and healthy of new years in 2023.
Let’s start with Donald Trump, who managed to dominate the news despite being out of office, even if it was for all the wrong reasons.
The latest was his “major announcement” proclamation.
Amid all the anticipation of what it might be, he announces Superhero Trade Cards about his life.
An ego still out of control.
Then, the Jan. 6th committee announces they recommend charges against him and his attorney.
Add this to all the other legal woes he faces.
Later this week the House Finance Committee is expected to get the Trump tax info out into the public domain once it votes. Watch that uproar and coverage, because there is news there.
.Did anyone ever start a Presidential campaign with so many missteps?
The only one in recent memory I can think of was Gary Hart.
He openly challenged the press to follow him if they didn’t believe he was not engaging in an extra marital affair.
The press did follow him, and he was having an affair. They caught him on a boat named “Monkey Business.”
End of campaign.
I think Trump’s campaign is stuttering so bad that it is on life support now.
Then There’s The Current President
Let’s go to President Biden who survives because of a supportive press.
He continues to tell story after story that upon investigation are proven untrue.
The latest is about his Uncle Frank who was wounded in the Battle of The Bulge and refused a Purple Heart.
He said when he became VP in 2008 his Dad asked him to correct it and he gave the medal to his Uncle.
Except his Uncle died 9 years before he became VP, and his Dad died in 2002, six years before.
How do you get away with it?
Just assure your friends in the press laugh and don’t tell anyone.
Samuel Bankman- Fried
Then there’s the FTX scandal and the missing billions.
We’ve been assured that the securities oversight committee will lead the investigation.
Who heads that committee today?
Maxine Waters, the same congressional person who threw a kiss at Sam Bankman-Fried after his last visit to congress.
“Rest assured that this committee will not rest until we have fully investigated all the crimes FTX has committed.”
Oh, okay. The last time I felt this assured OJ said he was going to look for the real killer.
You Can Fool Some Of The People….
The administration has been touting loud and often that gasoline prices are now cheaper than they were a year ago.
The networks reported it, and many citizens were praising the administration.
Wait a minute, the price today is still a dollar above the day Biden took office.
Since when was that good news? When you can fool some of people all the time.
Wait, This Is How It Is Supposed To Work
The President signed the Respect for Marriage Act, which assured federal recognition of same-sex marriage.
It was a reaffirmation of the Supreme Court ruling but “protection for the future.”
“This law and the love it defends strike a blow against hate in all its forms … And that’s why this law matters to every single American.”
Well, here’s some news for him and the senators.
That’s the way the court is supposed to work. You, the legislative branch, make the law, the Court upholds it. That simple.
It’s only in recent times we’ve gone to the court to make law.
So thank you for doing your job as it was intended.
Oh, She Has Credibility
Now let’s talk American Federation of Teachers Randi Weingarten and her comments.
Her remarks to the President: “What you have done for American education…has been more than any president – even FDR.”
Okay, then explain this:
“Math and reading scores for 9-year-olds in the US fell between 2020 and 2022 by a level not seen in decades, a foreboding sign of the state of American education two years after the Covid-19 pandemic began.”
Would we accept that as great if Trump were President?
I wouldn’t with kids that age, and you shouldn’t, no matter who is President.
How Not To Run A Party – If You Want To Win
Does any party know how to shoot themselves better than the Republicans?
With a four vote majority in the House, five members have said they will not vote for Kevin McCarthy as speaker. One of the five ran against him in their caucus and got wiped out. But no change in their stance.
Now 54 Republican Congressional members are saying they are for McCarthy and will never vote for anyone else.
If you can’t manage the one house you have, how can you manage the nation?