1) Biden is ENDING American energy. In the middle of an energy crisis, he’s considering shutting down another pipeline. Insane.
2) China is licking its chops over our woke military. Mark Steyn writes:
Just when Chairman Xi thinks the flailing hyperpower can’t get any more ridiculous, the Government of the United States steps up to provide him with his daily laugh. America accounts for forty per cent of planetary military spending and can’t win a war, and has just lost one in particularly ludicrous circumstances, including turning a bunch of goatherds with fertilizer into one of the Top Ten most lavishly equipped armies on the planet, and using its crackerjack intelligence agencies to off a bunch of photogenic moppets on the way out the door.
Nonetheless, Thoroughly Modern Milley and the world’s wokest general staff know their priorities: Celebrate diversity – so that the next time some not so jolly jack tar burns down a two-billion-dollar ship, there’s a chance that, even if he’s just another straight white yawneroo, the ship at least might be diverse:
A Navy ship named for slain gay rights leader Harvey Milk, who served four years in the Navy before being forced out, was christened and launched in San Diego Bay on Saturday.
The replenishment oiler USNS Harvey Milk slid down the shipyard ways after a bottle of champagne was smashed on the bow by former Navy officer Paula M. Neira, clinical program director for the John Hopkins Center for Transgender Health.
That’s right: This is the first time a ship has been launched down the slipway by a transgender veteran. Progress!
Is there anything more bloody boring than “diversity”? The more diverse we get, the more everything comes out all the same. A month after the State Department ran the LGBTQWERTY flag up the Kabul embassy pole, the Taliban were forcing women back into body bags and gays into hiding for fear of being tossed off the roofs of buildings or being beheaded for be-bottoming. Yet the diversity-obsessives are oddly silent about all that. Why let downer reality get in the way of your tedious virtue-signaling? Particularly when tedious virtue-signaling is all you can do.
3) It would be fatal for Republicans to dump Trump even after they won in Virginia without him. Robert Cahaly writes:
As we watch the Democrat Party’s infighting create difficulties passing even bipartisan legislation with public support, there are actually Republican establishment elites who are trying to create the same type of environment in their party.
These Republicans simply cannot see past their personal angst for Donald Trump and their desire to return things to “normal.”
…Within hours of Glenn Youngkin’s victory, these GOP elites were out in full force saying the new post-Trump victory playbook had been created. They said Virginia proved that distance from Trump led to more Republican votes across the state minimizing the contribution of Trump-supporting, working class voters who were a critical part of a winning coalition.
If we’ve learned anything watching the infighting among the Democrats, it should be that both major parties only win when they accept the diversity of opinion and background within themselves by uniting behind a shared mission.
In so many other competitive states in 2022, Trump is viewed as the primary reason to vote Republican. Yes, campaigns must unite both his supporters and those who are less enthusiastic about Donald Trump.
But trying to use Virginia as a reason to divide the party into camps or to ignore, as we say in the South “the one who brung you to the dance,” would be foolhardy and could result in “Failed Georgia Runoffs 2.0” not just for that state, but for others necessary to give Republicans a majority.