Democrats are in danger of learning the wrong lessons after the special Alabama Senate election. A Doug Jones victory would usher in overconfidence, despite the fact that former Judge Roy Moore is a historically flawed candidate. A Doug Jones loss would invite bitterness at a backward electorate. But neither helps Democrats win back the Senate.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke fancies himself a bureaucratic cowboy. He sports a ridiculously large golden belt buckle. He wears a Stetson hat that looks too large — even for his enormous head. And he charters helicopters to make it in time for horseback riding lessons with Vice President Mike Pence. More rodeo clown than administrative ranch hand, Zinke’s own branding has now made him a political liability.
Welcome to the final day of a wild week, one of the highlights of which was the resignation of Senator Al Franken (D, Minnegroper). His so-long-suckers statement from the Senate floor found no inspiration in Brenda Lee’s hit tune. And while there is little in Stuart Smalley to remind one of Arthur Fonzarelli, there is plenty of the Franken arrogance to be found in the Fonz’s inability to say “sorry” (as well as “wrong”). 1.
@cjane87 Was that your original argument? Or do you really think big conservative outlets--like NRO, Weekly Standard, and WashExam--are responsible for catapulting Gateway Pundit and co. into prominence?
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