October 2, 2019
We said goodbye to summer this week from a beach in Delaware.
It was 78 degrees and perfect. The crowds have vanished. The dolphins remain. The water is starting to turn colder… while the leaves are starting to turn color.
And we tried our best to avoid the latest political tetherball in Washington D.C.
Instead, we let our political expert, executive editor Buck Sexton, explain the “All-Out Political War” last week. And we’ll do so again tomorrow.
Your e-mails on the subject were split. Some in favor…
Good letter Buck. You are totally correct that the Democratic party has been adamant to vilify and impeach Trump ever since the 2016 election. Now, they’re faced with an even greater problem – where to find a viable candidate to go up against the president in the next election. They simply cannot afford to lose to him again, and they have absolutely NO candidates that are anything but far left, those that want to drastically raise taxes and exhibit extreme governmental control over the country. – Don R.
True, Don… though like it or not, we suspect that this time, the far-left promises might be enough to win the next election. Free health care… free college… free money. Why worry about how it’ll all be paid for?
And other e-mails that were decidedly not in favor…
You spent more ink discussing what the Bidens did wrong than what Trump did wrong. The Bidens can burn in Hell for all I care – they are not running our country! Don’t you get that? You are defending a man who is not a conservative, he’s just a narcissist. He’s not bright in any sense of the word, he does not understand politics, history, or government. I’m not a socialist, leftist, or a fan of the new liberal wing of the Democratic party – I’m a Libertarian. – Keith J.
Fair enough, Keith. We personally tend to agree with American Consequences feature contributor Bill Bonner…
Who do you think is really corrupt? A) Joe and Hunter Biden or B) Donald Trump and his boys?
If you answered either A or B, you’re not thinking hard enough. Because, if the stories told in the press are true, the best answer is C) all of the above.
Of course, we look back at the 2016 candidates and wonder what sort of choice voters really had…
What kind of mess we would be in if Hillary Clinton had won? Worse? Better?
If nothing else, we suspect that the cronyism and back-scratchery in D.C. would be better disguised. But is that what we need – more business as usual?
I just saw a petition to impeach the President. I have not seen one against! Can you get one going? – Marcia L.
Not a bad idea, Marcia. Though a “Don’t Impeach Trump” petition doesn’t quite have the same ring to it…
“Hey hey, ho ho – Donald Trump has got to… stay”
“Build a reasonably more secure border barrier with modern technology and camera systems.”
“What do we want? Reelection of the sitting president! When do we want it? In 400 days!”
We’ll keep working on our protest slogans. In the meantime, here are some of the stories we’re reading…
Clinton lectures Trump about turning ‘democracy into an extortion racket’; reaction from former CIA analyst Buck Sexton on why Clinton Foundation donations fell off a cliff when Hillary lost in 2016.
To clear space for a new minor league baseball stadium, the city of Worcester, Massachusetts, is using eminent domain to condemn and seize two successful businesses. City officials then plan to put Worcester’s remaining taxpayers on the hook for more than $100 million to build the ballpark and do some adjacent redevelopment. It’s hard to say which part of the plan is worse: stealing private land or wasting public dollars.
The answer, in part, is the scions of some of America’s most famous families, including the Kennedys and the Gettys.
For decades, U.S. policies such as free trade, limited taxation, and deregulated markets have been a model for developing countries. The adoption of those policies has helped more than one billion people escape extreme poverty since 1990. But with the U.S. threatening to move away from free markets, there could be harmful consequences for poor people throughout the world.
With the fortunes of flashy young companies such as We Co. and Peloton stealing headlines, it may be easy to forget about the worsening economic condition of flyover country, USA. That would be a mistake.
And let us know what you’re reading at [email protected].
Publisher, American Consequences
With P.J. O’Rourke and the Editorial Staff
October 2, 2019