The best #walkaway

A GAY NEW YORK hairstylist named Brandon Straka kicked off the #WalkAway movement with a YouTube video on May 26 of 2018. The movement has since ballooned to enormous proportions. What did Brandon walk away from?

The Democrat Party. Here is his original video.

The grassroots movement is no longer just a YouTube phenomenon. There are rallies and events nationwide on a regular basis. There is a website. The growing number of people abandoning the Democrat Party are notable for their diversity.

They are not just white yokels in flyover country.

There are blacks, whites, Hispanics, gays, lesbians, you name it, and what they have in common is they are waking up to the nefarious realities of today’s Democrat Party.

I walked away in 2008, long before Straka came to his senses.

I’ve watched a number of the #WalkAway videos on YouTube. By far the best I’ve seen is the one here at the top. The eloquent woman is a former Bernie campaign worker, and she speaks not only of her experience but that of her grandfather, a World War II vet who had been a lifelong Democrat and union leader. He walked away in 2016.

Bonus video. How the media lie to us every day. Sad.

Oh, those Democrats!

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bernTHERE’S LOTS of loco in American politics, primarily on the left-hand side.

For instance, the Democrat Party is chockablock with people who dis “old white men” as being the source of all problems.

And yet, who are the current front-runners for next year’s Democrat nomination for president? One assumes the polls are based on questions put to Democrat voters.

Bingo! Two old white men! Joe Biden is 76 and would turn 78 just weeks past next year’s presidential election and would turn 82 in his hypothetical, first presidential term.

It’s even worse for Bernie Sanders, a year older than Joe. Ole Bern would turn 83, if he’s still breathing, in his hypothetical first presidential term. Sitting presidents who seek re-election win more often than lose, so both would be pushing 90 at the end of their second terms.

So these guys are certainly old — really old — and definitely white.

Don’t Democrats pay attention to what’s coming out of their mouths?

You just gotta chuckle at them. I sure do.

crenshawI have nothing against white men, old or young. Here’s who will get my support for president after Trump completes his second term. The one-eyed Dan Crenshaw. He’s got quite a political future ahead of him.

He likely should wait till 2028, however, because presidents who complete two full terms are almost always followed by a president of the opposing party.

Trump will be president for eight years, of course.

Alas, I probably will be either in the ground or hopelessly senile in 2028, but I wish Crenshaw well.

The blessings of Trump

I BRING THIS to you as a public service.

If you’re already a Trump fan, it will just reinforce your wise choice. If you’re not, then it will just twist your knickers! So this video is dual-purpose.

Enjoy.

Know-nuttin’ economics

MEXICO’S PRESIDENT-ELECT, a leftist who’s best known by his initials AMLO, takes office in December, but he’s been talking a lot since winning the presidency by a landslide in July.

Leftists are known for their big talk. Just within the last week, he’s promised “free” healthcare like the Canucks and much of Europe have, he says. We have our own Latino Bernie Sanders.

AMLO also has promised to greatly reduce or eliminate federal inspections; for instance, checking to see if gas stations are stiffing  the customers. It’s better to just “trust the people” to do the right thing, i.e. gas station owners.

Instead of making presidential decisions, which was what he was elected to do, he talks a lot about “letting the people decide,” i.e. plebiscites on all manner of issues, a very costly method of decision-making, of course.

It’s also an easy out if things go sour. Wasn’t my doing. The people decided!

He’s also vowed to clamp down on a federal consumer protection agency known as PROFECO. It’s hard to grasp his thought processes on that one.

He’s real big on “trusting the people.” He’s promising to raise the minimum wage too, of course. A couple of our relatives here on the mountaintop run a humble hotel, and they were big AMLO supporters. However, their enthusiasm has waned on learning they may have to pay their few employees higher salaries.

Oh, dear.

Is a high minimum wage a good thing? Everyone likes a fatter paycheck.

In the United States, the Democrat Party pushes a higher minimum wage, and the Republicans usually oppose it, making them look like the black hats. But who are really the black hats? Who is right, Democrats or Republicans?

For an excellent, easy-to-read take on raising the minimum wage, its unforeseen consequences, and lots of other economic issues, I highly recommend Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt.

One of Hazlitt’s primary points is that when government mandates something, downstream effects should be investigated, not just the immediate result. This isn’t done as often as it should be, certainly not with minimum-wage hikes.

Now let’s turn to the video, which was made in the seething leftist hotbed of Seattle. How are “liberal” business owners reacting to the idea of a $15 minimum wage? Not too well, it seems, and that pastes a grin on my face.

The Social Justice Warriors in front of them walked around to their rears, morphed into Poetic Justice and bit ’em in their arses!