I haven't posted a lot about politics recently, because both major political parties are pretty much useless. Oh sure, I like the results of most of President Trump's policies, even if I wish he'd stay off Twitter, but the religious right's stranglehold on the GOP keeps alienating them from mainstream America. The Southern Strategy that has served them so well since the late 1960's is going to soon be obsolete, and they'll need a Rust Belt Strategy to compete nationally going forward, as the left and right coasts are lost to Socialist lunacy.
But this isn't about the GOP. This is about a Democrat party being run by the Socialist fringe. For now, Nancy Pelosi is looking downright moderate compared to some of the newest members of her caucus, but even she succumbs to some pretty nonsensical stances every now and again. So with apologies to Jeff Foxworthy, here's a small dose of "You might be run by the crazies".
If you're the Speaker of the House who lives in a walled-in compound for security purposes, and you claim "Walls don't work" when discussing our border crisis, you might be run by the crazies.
When you're the author of the "Green New Deal" legislation filed in the House and Senate, and don't want the Senate to have an up or down vote on your own legislation, you might be run by the crazies.
When the above legislation calls for providing a government-paid income for those who don't want to work, you might be run by the crazies.
When the majority of 2020 Presidential candidates claim to support the above legislation, then vote "Present" when it comes up for a vote, you might be run by the crazies.
When a special prosecutor spends $35 million taxpayer dollars to investigate collusion with Russia by the Trump campaign, and determines that no collusion existed, and your Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and another Presidential hopeful still insist there was, in fact, collusion by the Trump campaign, you might be run by the crazies.
When that same report cites unprecedented cooperation and access from the White House in their special investigation, then claims there may have been obstruction of justice, you might be run by the crazies.
When your newest media darling, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, can't parley two alleged degrees in economics and foreign relations into a job, yet can get elected to Congress without any experience other than waitressing and bar tending, you might be run by the crazies.
When the aforementioned AOC can't articulate complete sentences without multiple uses of "like" and "uhm", doesn't know the three branches of government, believes the world will be doomed in 12 years, and thinks 17 year-olds can walk into a shop and buy an assault weapon, you might be run by the crazies.
When your House Ways and Means committee tries to get copies of Donald Trump's tax returns for POLITICAL purposes by trying to invoke a rule that was set up for obtaining tax returns for POLICY purposes, you might be run by the crazies.
When your Chair of the House Financial Services committee (Maxine Waters) grills bankers on the current student loan crisis, and they inform her that they no longer provide student loans because the government took over that program in 2010, you might be run by the crazies.
When you elect an anti-Semite to Congress, and you can't find the testicular fortitude to censor her after multiple instances of anti-Semitic statements, you might be run by the crazies.
When one of your presidential hopefuls thinks that standing on tables and countertops (likely in violation of local health ordinances), is the best way to connect to people, you might be run by the crazies.
When most of your 2020 presidential candidates are closer to Socialists than liberals, you are DEFINITELY run by the crazies!
Hi! I'm Dave Richard, your host. I hope you enjoy your visit. We'll be talking about current events, politics, the occasional sports (I'm a HUGE New England Patriots fan, so get over it), and some "Get off my lawn!" issues.