So, the special election in Georgia’s 6th district, which the left tried so hard to make into a referendum on the Trump presidency, did not go their way. Despite spending an outrageous sum of money, in fact the most ever in any U.S. congressional election, the Democratic National Committee still couldn’t pull off a win. Apparently the DNC doesn’t understand that 6th District Georgia voters can’t simply be bought by bright lights and slick ad campaigns.
Senate Democrats and the NEA Teachers’ Union are doing their best to prevent school choice advocate Betsy DeVos from becoming Education Secretary. The Chicago Tribune reports that her confirmation hearings have “alternated between interrogation and crass disparagement. DeVos tried to answer loaded policy questions, mostly from Democrats, only to be interrupted by senators whose aim was to discredit her qualifications. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) waved off DeVos after the Tuesday evening hearing, refusing to shake her hand.”
Like Nancy Devos, Jeff Sessions, Steve Bannon, James Mattis, and other presidential nominees who aren’t leftists intent on central planning and social engineering, Dr. Ben Carson is now getting his media punishment too. An African-American who grew up in desperate poverty in the ghettos of Detroit and Boston, whose mother worked three jobs, and who escaped being poor through hard work and determination, is a “disturbing” choice for secretary of Housing and Urban Development.
The unbeatable Daniel Greenfield wrote what I think was the best piece on the Ben Rhodes business, i.e. the smug boast by one of President Obama’s top advisers that he and the administration knowingly, gleefully pulled the wool over the public’s eyes in selling the Iran nuclear deal.
The territory of Utah applied numerous times in the late 19th century to become a state of the Union, but its applications were repeatedly denied by the U.S. government. When Utah finally disavowed polygamy, they were admitted as the 45th state in 1896. Polygamy was never considered fair or appropriate by the American nation, and it was a good thing that Utah was able to get over it.