Grind for October 18th, 2018
“There is something suspect, especially in America, about people who don’t have 10-year plans for a career or at least a regular job.”
– Sylvia Plath
Donald Trump is the Left’s favorite scapegoat
Ever since Donald Trump won the presidential election in November 2016, Democrats and the liberal media have been blaming him for everything.
In recent months, Democrats have blamed Trump for:
— Global unrest
— Americans’ drinking habits
— Layoffs by Ford
— Rising Obamacare premiums
— Future violence caused by 3D-printed guns
— Suicide rates in Puerto Rico
In September, the editorial board of The Washington Post said Trump was “complicit” for Hurricane Florence based on his views about climate change.
Honestly, I’m surprised there hasn’t been a study linking Trump’s tweets to global warming.
Last week, Vanity Fair correspondent Gabriel Sherman blamed Trump when a stranger bumped into his young daughter: “Trump’s America is a vicious and divided place. Today, a 60-something man walked into my 15-month old daughter, knocking her to the ground with a bloody nose,” tweeted Sherman.
“Trump has allowed people – especially rich white people – to exhibit the worst kind of victimhood and lack of empathy,” continued Sherman, who by the way is rich and white.
Another recent example is New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez’s claim that Trump has failed to nominate candidates for important diplomatic posts.
In reality, Trump’s nominees are being held up by Senate Democrats.
There are currently more than 60 State Department nominees and 49 ambassadorial nominees awaiting confirmation.
That list includes the position of Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere – an important role that oversees America’s response to refugees, the crisis in Venezuela, and Colombia’s cocaine problem.
Latin America expert Kimberly Breier has been waiting more than seven months to be confirmed to the position.
Elizabeth Warren AKA “Pocahontas” finally takes a DNA test
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has long claimed minority status based on her Native American ancestry – but despite critics’ insistence, she has refused to take a DNA test until now.
The results are disappointing to say the least.
According to Stanford geneticist Carlos Bustamante, Warren’s heritage is between 1/64th and 1/1,024th Native American. Individuals must be at least 1/6th Native American to be considered “ethnic.”
“Pocahontas (the bad version), sometimes referred to as Elizabeth Warren, is getting slammed,” tweeted Trump. “She took a bogus DNA test and it showed that she may be…far less than the average American.”
Warren, a progressive Democrat who often sides with Bernie Sanders, is widely expected to seek the Democratic Presidential nomination in 2020.
Analysts believe her decision to take a DNA test was an attempt to calm donors worried about how the “Pocahontas” attack could be used against her.
Unfortunately, that test is going to do nothing but hurt.
“What Warren was trying to do…is show fellow Democrats that she was ready to fight back and had the firepower to rebut any attacks by Trump,” notes CNN’s Chris Cillizza. “A good idea – in theory! But, in practice, things are working out less well. Because Warren is not able to provide an answer on her Native American background that seems to totally and completely pass the smell test.”
GOOD TO THE LAST DROP:
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