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I have a book recommendation for you: by The Elephant's Child
January 14, 2021, 10:47 pm
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Here’s a book you will enjoy: The Ruling Class by Angelo M. Codevilla. Tells you what we are dealing with, and what we can , maybe, do about it.
Not expensive at all, only $12.50 at Amazon.

The subtitle reads :”How they corrupted America and What we can do about it.” Introduction by Rush Limbaugh. It seems to fit our contemporary problems quite well, and you will enjoy it.’ I have.

From the back cover: “In this profound and incisive work Angelo M. Codevilla introduces the Ruling Class, the group of bipartisan political elites who run America. The Ruling Class, educated at prestigious universities and convinced of its own superiority, benefits by raising taxes and expanding the reach of government. This class maintains that it knows what is best for regular Americans and continues to increase its power over every facet of American life. from family and marriage to the environment, guns and God.

It has become increasingly apparent that this Ruling Class does not represent the interests of most Americans, who value self-rule and the freedom on whose promise America was founded. Now, millions are reasserting our right to obey the Constitution not the Ruling Class, joining Independents, Republicans and Democrats into the Country Class, which embodies the ideas and habits that made America great.

Angelo Codevilla is professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University. He was educated at Rutgers, Notre Dame, and the Claremont graduate university. He served in the U.S. Navy, the U. S. Foreign Service, and the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. He taught philosophy at Georgetown, classified intelligence matters at the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School. He was at Stanford’s Hoover Institution for a decade and wrote books on war, intelligence, and the character of nations.

There you go. That’s my best sales pitch.

Impeachment, Impeachment, Impeachment. by The Elephant's Child
January 14, 2021, 12:40 am
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John Hinderaker of Powerline summed it up the best: “Not the most evil political act of my lifetime…but perhaps the dumbest. Impeachment, that is. It is fitting in a weird way, that the Democrats talked about impeaching President Trump before he was inaugurated, and now have actually impeached him for the second time when he is about to leave office. and the impeachment can have no practical effect. Neither in 2016 nor today did impeachment relate to anything other than the irrational, visceral hatred that Democrats have for Donald Trump. “

Unfortunately for the Democrats, this fact is obvious to all. They think they are riding high, but I don’t think events will play out as they expect. To begin with, impeachment is unpopular, (he cites some numbers)

60% of all voters said it is “another waste of time and money”
23% prefer impeaching President Trump.
77% percent said Congress should work on the coronavirus response instead.
74% said impeachment is “politically motivated to prevent the president from running again.”
65% said Biden and Pelosi are “keeping the country divided.”

For the last four years the Democratic Party has defined itself by its crazed hatred for Donald Trump. They can’t pass up this last opportunity. The ten Republicans who pointlessly voted for impeachment deserve to be booted in the 2022 primaries.

Back at the site of the Capitol Building, timelines prove that President Trump could not have urged the riots when they claimed he did. The riots started before he said anything. Interestingly, some of the planning for the riots apparently took place on Twitter. Twitter’s stock suffered a debacle after their involvement in banning the President of the United States from Twitter permanently. Public opinion would not seem to be with them.

I expect that some legal restraints will eventually rein-in the partisanship of Big Tech. They do not come out of this well, and the American people are very protective of their Constitutional right to freedom of speech. Let’s add that they don’t think much of the “fact-checkers” either. They don’t seem to know enough for their glorified roles.

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