I find it fascinating that our left-leaning friends claim both that conservatives* are poor (at least compared to liberals) and that they’re rich.  People of the left then use both claims as justifications for their self-righteous contempt for those who disagree with them.

Hillary Clinton last month:

But what the map doesn’t show you is that I won the places that represent two-thirds of America’s gross domestic product.

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NPR this morning, on yesterday’s primary elections in Texas:

Driven by anti-President Trump fervor, there were plenty of positive signs for a once-latent Democratic Party in Texas. . . . Democrats fielded a record number of candidates in all 36 congressional districts, and there’s the potential to flip maybe three or more seats come November.

By the early hours of Wednesday, Democratic vote totals neared 1 million, nearly doubling totals from 2014 and reaching a level not seen in a midterm primary for the party since 2002.

2002, you say?  I can’t seem to recallhow did that one turn out for Democrats?

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John Kasich in a speech last night, reviewing his own performance as governor of Ohio for the past eight years:

In this job, I’ve just done everything that I could do. I’ve done my best.

Except that time when he stayed in the presidential primaries until just after Ted Cruz had dropped out—i.e., exactly long enough to ensure the candidate Kasich most claims to hate would become the nominee.  Kasich did literally the worst he could do.

(Editor’s note:  I was honestly going to send this as a private e-mail to the Hot Air writer Jazz Shaw, but I was unable to find an e-mail address or contact information for him anywhere on the site.  Rather than throw the letter away, I thought I might as well just publish it as an open letter here.  I’ve accordingly also added links to some of the other topics I referenced in the letter.)

Mr. Shaw,

I can’t resist (albeit belatedly) responding to your thoughts on John Kasich’s popularity (or lack thereof) last week.

In particular, you wrote, “In 2014, however, he won his second race by more than 30% and carried 86 of 88 counties. His level of general support was undeniable.”

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Ji Seong-ho

Mark Steyn on the state of our “sclerotic republic”:

. . . the Empire State Building was finished in 18 months during a depression, but in the 21st century the global superpower cannot put up two replacement skyscrapers within a decade.

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Happy new year and merry Tenth Day of Christmas!

This is just your friendly annual reminder to make sure you’re getting a balanced diet including at least some liberal and conservative media.*

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Maybe It’s Secretly Ironic?

November 12, 2017

Starbucks: Recycling and "Landfill" trash literally go to the same place

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