The weekend was filled with the same news over and over, and depending on which side you were on, it either made sense or was nonsense. Let’s review a few things:
Let’s Start With Former President Trump:
Of course he contributed to the nonsense with his photo release with the rifle and calls for protests.
The Sunday shows were full of this:
His own lawyer Joe Tacopina, said his (Trump’s) recent post attacking Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, was “ill-advised.” Nothing quite like your lawyer questioning your actions.
The Democrats jumped on it. Senator Mark Warner was an example:
“We all recall the horrors that took place on January 6, spurred on by then President Trump. I think the fact that he’s calling for protests again, I’ve been briefed by the FBI. They say they’re fully prepared. But this kind of outrageous behavior. This man obviously has very little moral compass.”
The WSJ has this report today:
“In a big look at Trump’s legal team and strategy as he faces possible indictment, he’s turning to a familiar chaotic strategy of both fighting back and fighting internally. His many lawyers and legal advisers on various fronts are often working independently of each other, sometimes arguing over each other’s legal approach and abilities (and sometimes at Trump’s own direction, as he likes to pit aides against one another). There’s nobody in charge of the whole endeavor — other than Trump himself — and they’re more focused on the political ramifications of the various investigations than the legal ones.”
In other words, all is normal in Trump world.
How’s it playing?
If you believe the polls, then with his base Trump is rallying support to strengthen his position.
Now the question you must ask, is this good for a general election?
It may help in a primary prone to support him, but it is not helping for any general election.
If you want Biden 2, then follow that path.
As for the media, they love covering this. Here’s an example of a Bloomberg headline today:
INVESTIGATING THE INVESTIGATORS — “Ex-Prosecutors Denounce Trump’s Attacks on Manhattan DA Bragg.”
They relish presenting the former President as a renegade, out of control and on the wrong side of the law.
There Was Other News
The Chicago Mayoral run off is coming up in a week, and NBC is reporting the run off is very close.
You will recall that Mayor Lightfoot is out and the race is between a fight crime police backed candidate and one to the left of Lightfoot, backed by the teachers’ union.
Here’s the NBC report:
Racial divides and issues are looming large in the end of the campaign between Vallas and progressive Brandon Johnson. In some Black communities, Johnson “is rapidly ascending into an almost mystical status.” He’s tapping robust union and progressive get-out-the-vote infrastructure in communities of color; Vallas, who pulled votes from many white areas in the primary, is trying to make inroads in Black neighborhoods with a message focused on tackling crime.
Wouldn’t it be a story if the city goes further left?
Minorities are hurt the most in the city by crime, and I hope every citizen votes what’s, in their opinion, in the best interest of Chicago’s future. Anything less makes no sense.
Not much coverage, but the President’s order that federal employees get vaccinated against COVID-19 was blocked by a federal appeals court.
The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans rejected arguments that the President, as the nation’s chief executive, has the same authority as the CEO of a private corporation to require that employees be vaccinated.
The ruling from the full appeals court, 16 full-time judges at the time the case was argued, reversed an earlier ruling by a three-judge 5th Circuit panel that had upheld the vaccination requirement.
We Have A Border Agreement
Only it’s our northern border with Canada.
The two countries reached a deal on border control. Both countries agreed to do more to keep people from jumping across the boundary and claiming asylum in the other country.
And I bet you thought it was our southern border that was out of control. If you did, well then you haven’t been listening to the administration. They have been telling you the southern border is under control.
Not A Good Sign
We talk often about children and grandchildren and the sacrifices people make for them and the future. It is that forever belief that we long held that tomorrow will be better for our children that makes this WSJ survey and story so disturbing.
Can you believe that number of people who “do not feel confident” that their children will be better?
If that doesn’t tell you we need new leadership, and for people to stop worrying about free for themselves and start planning for tomorrow, then I don’t know what does.