By Patrick J. Buchanan on 2018-05-21 17:09:00 -0400
Earlier by Pat Buchanan: Does the Pope Believe in Hell? That joking retort we heard as children, "Is the pope Catholic?" is starting to look like a serious question. Asked five years ago about a "gay lobby" in the Vatican, Pope Francis responded, "If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge?" As judgment was thought to be part of the papal job description, traditional C...
By James Kirkpatrick on 2018-05-20 23:10:00 -0400

BratcompbeckmagaGlenn Beck is putting on a Make America Great Again hat [Glenn Beck blames media for complete 180: ‘I’ll vote for Trump,’ by Virginia Kruta, Daily Caller, May 18, 2018]. The Republican Party and Conservatism Inc. slowly reconciles itself to President Donald Trump.  The Commander in Chief is at 50 percent approval ratings in some polls. [Poll: Trump Approval Rating at 50 percent, by Jeffrey Rodack, Newsmax, May 18, 2018] The Democrats’ poll advantage is at its lowest level of the Trump Administration [Still More Shrinkage: Dems’ Generic Ballot Lead, Vote Share Drop to Lowest Point of Trump’s Presidency, HotAir, May 19, 2018].

So, naturally, it’s time for the Stupid Party to shoot itself in the foot (or somewhere) again.

Witness the astonishing decision by some in the GOP to pick this moment to force a vote on Amnesty for DACA recipients. Rep. Kevin McCarthy is hardly an immigration patriot, but he is accurately reading the political reality when he argues passing Amnesty now would depress Republican turnout and ensure the GOP loses its House majority.  [McCarthy to GOP: DACA vote could cost us the House, by Rachel Bade and John Bresnahan, Politico, May 16, 2018]

By John Derbyshire on 2018-05-19 22:24:00 -0400

Adapted From The Latest Radio Derb Podcast: Hatched, Matched And Dispatched—The Baby Bust, The Royal Wedding, The GOP's Immigration Program, Etc.

 “Hatched, matched, and dispatched”—my mother’s term for the births, marriages, and deaths columns in our local paper.

Let's visit the hatcheries.

What's mainly happening in the hatcheries: a slowdown of business. Americans are not making as many babies as we used to: Births plunge to record lows in United States, MSN, May 17, 2018. The report is about the latest numbers on fertility from the CDC, the Centers for Disease Control.

By Lance Welton on 2018-05-18 22:01:00 -0400

meganharryWhen British Conservative politician Ann Widdecombe dared to say what any rational person believes about the soon-to be-royal Ms. Meghan Markle (“I think she’s trouble”) she was branded a “racist dinosaur” . [A ROYAL PAIN Celebrity Big Brother’s Ann Widdecombe branded a ‘racist dinosaur’ after saying Meghan Markle is ‘trouble’ because of ‘her background’, By Fay Strang, The Sun, January10, 2018] In fact, the deeply religious Widdecombe, ensconced in the UK’s “Celebrity Big Brother House,” didn’t mention Markle’s ethnicity or the fact that this is a mixed-race marriage at all. But given the psychological and strongly genetic factors that predict divorce, this whole marriage is “trouble.” A “super-forecaster” acquaintance–whose meal ticket is his ability to make correct predictions—reckons about three years to separation, five or six years to divorce.

By Federale Federale on 2018-05-17 22:34:00 -0400

Deep State sabotage? After Trump mau-maued Mexico, the Caravan of Death To America By Demographic Replacement did partially disperse. However, two hundred or so Central Americans finally arrived at the San Ysidro Port-of-Entry (POE). And unfortunately most have been allowed into the U.S., at the moment only for processing for asylum applications. [Migrant Caravan: All But 10 Central Americans Now Admitted To U.S. To Apply For Asylum, by Daniel Gonzalez, Arizona Republic, May 4, 2018] At least one (pregnant) mother and her two children appear to have been released, no doubt to disappear into the 20 million or so illegal alien population in the U.S. [Migrant mom Gabriela Hernandez just got to California after weeks in caravan and detention, by Leyla Santiago, CNN, May 14, 2018]

Astoundingly, your humble servant has still been unable to establish what is happening to the rest. They are presumably still being held and may actually be processed and deported.

But chances are good that some, most, or all will be released pending a decision—because of bad advice and possible sabotage by Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Department of Justice (DOJ) employees, not, at this moment, by kritarchs from the Judicial Branch. Right now, it is all on President Trump and his subordinates

Not all is black pills at the moment though. There continue to be options to quash this looming Camp Of The Saints.

The greatest failure was political, not legal. President Trump failed to properly impress upon Mexico the importance of this issue and the possible consequences.