Yesterday Brad Ashford told the LJS that he didn’t join the Democrats’ House of Reps “Sit-In” because he “does not support shutting down Congress on any issue.”
So now Brad Ashford doesn’t support Speaker Pelosi’s “Congressional Shutdown”. But he does support Pelosi’s shutdown of due process and the 2nd, 5th and 14th Amendments to the Constitution (which the ACLU is even against).
Then again, this is the guy who said he would be whatever party you want him to be, and would support either Hillary, Jeb or Kasich.
He’ll get back to you.
I feel like there’s a new version of the GOP Rules that come down every other day that absolutely make it clear that Wayne Bena will be the Presidential nominee in Cleveland.
That being said, the latest from National Review is that 28 members of the Rules Committee could make things interesting…
RNC rules require the support of just a quarter of Rules Committee members — 28 of them — to issue what’s known as a “minority report,” which would throw the matter of unbinding delegates to the convention floor for an up-or-down vote. That in and of itself would cause a stir on the first day of the convention.
Of course, then you’d have to convince a majority of the delegates to jump on. And then there’s the fact that Trump has had…well a decent past few days. Throw a few more of these together and this kind of talk will continue to wane.
Then again just about anything else could happen as well.
Stay tuned for a clear declaration from Mr. Bena one way or the other…
The British are leaving! The British are leaving!
In light of the Brexit vote, and the fact that you’re not allowed to NOT have an opinion about it today…an interesting analysis of the E.U. by National Review‘s Jim Geraghty:
The European Commission, which has a virtual monopoly on proposing European legislation, never submits itself to elections. It is an appointed body of unknown bureaucrats and failed national politicians. Nor can British, French, or German parliaments reject or amend the Commission’s laws and regulations or the European court’s decisions. Nor can their voters repeal them. European law is superior to what are still quaintly called “national laws.” And if a national referendum (one of the few escape hatches in this panopticon) rejects a European decision, the voters are asked to vote again until they get it right. In short the EU’s defenses against democratic accountability are pretty watertight.
Just yesterday we saw where the U.S. Supreme Court decided to let a lower court ruling stand which said the U.S. President was trying to suck up too much power.
There comes a point where the actual people yell, Halt!
The Brits did it yesterday.
We’ll see what the Americans do in a few months.
Just north of Mo-zuree
Just a minor, dumb thing, but this always cracks me up.
Local radio station in California, citing Senator Deb Fischer’s pipeline safety bill which was recently signed into law by the President…
“… a bill by Senator Deb Fischer of New England that would reauthorize national pipeline safety programs.” (Emphasis added)
Sometimes that NE just confuses you.
(Has Tom Brady ever been accused of playing for the Nebraska Patriots?)
Hey we’ll open up this Carl Curtis Open Comment Friday to all of you who like talking about anything except what is suggested here!
Dive in, follow the rules, and have yourself a weekend!
And while you’re on your commute or walking the cat, give a listen to the most recent podcast on The Wheels Down Politics Show, with an interview of actor Clint Howard!