AS MR. TRUMP's numbers rose last night, the faces of reporters, anchors, and commentators on PBS, ABC, CBS, NBC, and the rest fell. By 11 p.m. our time, some were almost crying.
David Brooks gets Unca D award for biggest hissy fit of the night, as he . . .
. . . wailed about the "moral blindness" of Trump voters. (He is, remember, the official PBC "conservative" commentator.)
Fair enough, Mr. Brooks, but speaking for myself -- a Trump voter -- I am not blind to his considerable faults. I detest his faults and regard him as unfit to be president of the United States.
Unlike you, however, I am not blind to Ms. Clinton's faults, even more considerable, in my humble opinion. Weighing his against hers on the lesser-of-two-evils scale, Mr. Trump won and she lost. That's how bad she is.
Who is morally blind?
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My first inkling that the Democrats were in trouble came when Senator Claire McCaskill of Missouri used her air time on Fox to plump for more compromise in the U.S. Senate.
That's rich. When Democrats are in charge, it's their way or the highway, witness Obamacare, witness Senator Reid's near shutdown of the Senate as a governing institution.
When they're out, however, they're suddenly interested in compromise, their warmness exceeded only by their fuzziness.
What they mean is this: We will bring our agenda to the Senate, then negotiate with you about how much money and liberty to spend on progressive goals and priorities.
How about this: Let's bring a conservative agenda to the Senate and fight over how little conservatives should give up.
Look for the Houston Chronicle to weigh in on compromise any time now. The unctuous pronouncement will also come with a handy list of issues -- progressive issues -- that conservatives are invited to cut out and paste on our refrigerators.
The Chronicle's list will not include
restoration of the rule of law in the White House, the agencies, and the courts,
a pause or reversal in the growth of the regulatory state,
repeal of Obamacare and Dodd-Frank,
strengthening the American military,
approving the Keystone pipeline,
subduing progressive bullying on race, bathrooms, and whatever else comes to mind,
installing a foreign policy based on the hard realities of a tragic world, not on the left's high regard for its own good intentions.
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Third, look for the cash flow at the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Foundation to fall way, way off. Nothing left to sell except charity and good works, and this outfit does very, very little of that.
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More later, God willing.
Meanwhile, God help us.