After forcing Boris Johnson to extend the Brexit waiting period yet again to January 31st, the Remainers may have just signed their own political death warrants. The Tories, with the cooperation of the Labor Party were able to pass a bill calling for a General Election on December 12th.
Currently Boris Johnson’s personal popularity is extremely high. And the popularity of the Tories is also strong. They currently lead Labor 37% to 25% as the two largest parties. Add in the 10% that Nigel Farage’s Brexit Party controls and it’s practically a majority without the necessity of coalition building. Add to this the anger by even Laborites at the dirty tricks that the Remainers have used to block Brexit and we have the makings of a popular revolt.
I imagine that Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage will need to coordinate their efforts to ensure that the Tories who have remained faithful to the Brexit promise are spared any Brexit Party competition and only Remainers and Labor districts are targeted for replacement. I imagine Farage will start by selecting all the districts that were represented by Tories that were thrown out of the party for voting against the Hard Brexit last month. But he may have an even larger prize with the districts that voted for Brexit in 2016 but have a Labor MP that voted against Brexit this year. That could turn a small electoral majority into a landslide for the Pro-Brexit parties.
I have to confess I’m shocked that the Labor Party agreed to this election. It seems like an unforced error. I know there is an element of risk for the Tories. Electorates can be fickle but I think the upside for them is immense. With a well-orchestrated campaign attacking the shenanigans that the Remainers committed and playing to the British national pride I believe this will be the chance to have a Pro-Brexit majority in Parliament and provide the right environment to make the Conservative Party actually conservative again. It will also allow them to shed their image as globalists and steal the populist mantle from Labor.
It is sad that Boris wasn’t able to fulfill his promise to leave the EU by Halloween but he has redeemed himself by ensuring that the British voters will get to have the final say on Brexit. And based on the date of the election it looks like it could be considered an early Christmas present for the Britons and a good start for 2020.
If you look back to 2016 it was the Brexit victory in the UK that preceded and almost announced the way for the even more astonishing Trump electoral victory over the Wicked Witch and the Republican Dwarfs.
It would seem almost poetic justice if achieving Brexit with a truly conservative Parliamentary majority is the opening act for President Trump to crush the Resistance under the heel of William Barr and achieve re-election by a landslide. If only we could imitate that venerable old English custom of installing traitors like Comey and Clapper and Brennan in the Tower of London and provide them with the just desserts they truly deserve.
According to this report the Parliament will vote tonight on whether a general election will occur in December. https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/britain-looks-set-early-election-attempt-break-brexit-deadlock-n1073201
Of course I wouldn’t put it past the Remainers, both in and out of the Tory party, to prevent the election. They must know their days are numbered if they allow it. Good luck Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage and the rest of the British people.
A number of important cases are on the docket at the Supreme court this fall.
This year the Supreme Court will have the chance to rule on:
Putting aside for a moment the health status of Ruth Bader Ginsberg, we will have the chance to see whether John Roberts is an honest man or a stooge. Something like the DACA program is a clear-cut case of a temporary law that has expired. To extend it would be an obvious act of judicial trespass onto the prerogatives of the Executive and Legislative branches of government. If Roberts uses his vote to legislate from the bench then we know he is a Deep State creature either voluntarily or due to some kind of blackmail. Likewise, with the NYC gun transport ban this is a clear violation of the Second Amendment and upholding the ban would make Roberts’ status clear.
As for the homosexual and transgender cases, those will be even more transparent markers of where he stands. Supposedly only Justice Kennedy was responsible for the outrage that was the gay marriage decision. If somehow Roberts comes out in favor of either of these protections then it will be obvious that he was a plant all along.
If it turns out that Roberts is indeed a creature of the Left then it becomes even that much more urgent that President Trump appoint one or more conservative justices to the Supreme Court.
So, returning to the question of Ginsberg’s health I stated during her last cancer eruption that I would be shocked if she didn’t retire before April. To be blunt, she is currently experiencing the results of metastatic cancer from one of her previous tumors. Whether the cells are originally pancreas, colon or lung cancer they have obviously migrated out of the original site and are now showing up in new organs. The question of whether these cells have already migrated to the liver is probably what will determine how long she has. And also, to slow down the spread of the metastases, chemotherapy will be needed and this is a woman in her late eighties. How is she supposed to support the side effects that include neurological damage and still sit on the Supreme Court and decide the legal fate of the nation?
Hopefully she will elect to spend her last few months with her loved ones as anyone would in that position. At that point President Trump will appoint a reliable conservative justice and put an end to Roberts’ veto on conservative judicial decisions. But while these are important legal battles, even more urgent is a Supreme Court decision to end all forms of affirmative action, whether sex or race based. The glaring anti-constitutional nature of these programs has been long recognized by the court but has always been spared as being a necessary temporary measure to correct past inequities. Any honest observer would admit that the cure is now worse than the disease and it’s time to save the patient from his treatment. Whether this will come up for review next year or the year after, sooner than later the Supreme court will need to address this most egregious civil rights atrocity.
I watched President Trump announce the successful operation that eliminated al-Baghdadi. I was struck by just how elated he sounded. Apparently, this was something that he valued very highly and the superlative laden but well-deserved praise that he heaped on the special forces and other military personnel underscored how proud he was of their accomplishment. President Trump also praised the Turkish, Russian, Syrian and Iraqi governments for wisely showing restraint when he informed them that he was sending an air force through their territories.
Of course, the President never misses an opportunity to throw a punch at his adversaries so when he also praised the Intelligence department personnel for the excellent job they had done, he made sure he mentioned that there were other intelligence personnel who were doing things that were less than praiseworthy. And when he talked about the secrecy needed to protect the mission, he added that he kept Congress out of the loop because of their reputation for leaking secrets.
And when President Trump describes the final moments of the ISIS leader, that is when the discussion he provides differs from anything a typical politician would deliver. Listen to his description, “He died a coward — crying, whimpering, screaming, and bringing three kids with him to die a certain death. And he knew the tunnel had no end. I mean, it was a — it was a closed-end — they call it a closed-end tunnel. Not a good place to be.” His plain spoken and impolite way of describing his enemies is off-putting to many people who were raised to be polite even to monstrous individuals. I guess I see what bothers them. But I see that as their problem not his. President Trump doesn’t believe in false modesty or misplaced politeness. Al-Baghdadi was a monster. The brutal murders of thousands of people, many recorded and televised on the internet are proof that this man was either completely insane or a remorseless murderer who valued human life not at all. The fact that President Trump went out of his way to insult al-Baghdadi for cowardice is fitting.
After watching the interview, I followed up by watching an interview that Lindsay Graham did discussing the al-Baghdadi operation. Despite Graham’s initial criticism of President Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from the Syrian “safe zone,” the Senator now sees the value in moving US soldiers away from a flash point between Turkish, Syrian and Kurdish forces and instead position them where they could provide strategic value without making themselves a target for any potential provocateurs in the region. It’s remarkable how often the President’s positions start out being disparaged by the experts and pundits but end up accepted because they work.
This was a good day and despite all the impeachment hullaballoo, it was a good week too. News from the NY Times that Durham’s investigation has been elevated to a criminal investigation seems to confirm that the long wait for results of all the evidence that Durham has been sifting through will soon be over and indictments will be forthcoming. The nervousness displayed by Clapper and company tells me something too. I don’t think they believed it would ever move forward to where we are now.
The rumor that James Baker has agreed to provide Durham with cooperative testimony while less certain is potentially the bigger story. If one of the big or medium fishes in the cabal decides to provide state’s evidence it will be devastating for everyone on the Left. That includes cabalists, the Media and probably some members of Congress that have been in on this up to their elbows. While I’m not convinced that the rumor is true, the timing of it would make a lot of sense. Finding out that you will be required to provide sworn testimony would be terrifying to someone like Clapper who has lied under oath a number of times and now would be forced to reconcile his various inconsistent testimony under penalty of a perjury conviction.
So, the past week was extremely good and I expect next week to be even better. But what we’re all waiting for is Durham and Barr to get the party started.