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Election? What Election?

Jimmy asks, “What elephant?” But Nancy Pelosi knows. It’s the one that’s going to stomp her party in the next election.

So the Squeaker of the House suggests maybe we’d all be better off if we didn’t have the 2020 presidential election. Her exact words:

“The weak response to these hearings [the House impeachment charade] has been, ‘Let the election decide.’ That dangerous position only adds to the urgency of our action, because the President is jeopardizing the integrity of the 2020 elections” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JCJ8emSWTQk).

Dangerous? Dangerous to whom? True, anytime we hold an election, we run the risk of putting some Democrat wacko in office. That’s dangerous. Correct me if I’m wrong, but Squeaker Pelosi seems to be saying here that the 2020 election is already illegitimate. And it’s all President Donald Trump’s fault.

But he’s not the one pre-emptively declaring our next election illegitimate.

I don’t know what she’s bitching about. There was nothing wrong with the 2016 election that a little more voter fraud wouldn’t have cured for the Democrats. So you have more illegal aliens voting, more dead people, more fictitious people, and more people voting multiple times–and plenty of cars with trunks filled with Democrat ballots held in reserve. All the old tricks. They were lazy last time, and it cost them.

And what are they afraid of? Don’t they believe those innumerable polls they trot out on the Drudge Report, Fox Nooze, CNN, showing any randomly-selected, off-the-sidewalk Democrat beating President Trump hands down? Like, Kamala Harris is down to about 1% in Democrat primary polling but she’s still a shoo-in to beat Trump. Or so we’re told.

Even so–maybe it’d be better to call off the election and keep on holding hearings until they finally find some way to railroad the president out of office. And then, just to be on the safe side, appoint a Democrat to hold the White House. Maybe even make it hereditary.  A few more amendments to the Patriot Act, and they’re in the clover.


‘What Elephant?’

Sorry, I just had to run this again! Somehow the mention of “socialism” and “stupid” in the same breath brought it to mind.

In a matter of seconds, classic comedian Jimmy Durante reveals the essence of left-wing thought and discourse. This is all they’ve got behind the curtain.

Way to go, Jimmy!

 


Sanity Break: Jimmy Durante

Just to show that the human race is capable of better things than the state of our colleges and our politics might indicate, here’s Jimmy Durante on Steve Allen’s TV show, vintage 1960. Don’t ask me to sum up what the two of them are doing, besides treating us to a wholesome breath of sanity.

For those of you who are too young to have caught Durante’s act (to say nothing of Steve Allen’s: he was pretty sharp, too)–well, here it is, and better late than never.

Inka-Dinka-Doo, by the way, was one of Jimmy’s signature songs, and a great hit in its time. Nuff said.


One of the Greatest Gags Ever

This gag is so simple, only a genius could have invented it–a genius like Jimmy Durante. He first performed it on a Vaudeville stage and later, as you can see, in the movies.

The enduring legacy of this inspired comedy bit is the entrance into everyday language of that saying about ignoring the elephant in the living room.

[Note: You may have noticed I’m taking a break from writing about Democrats today. One can only take so much.]

 


Jimmy Durante: ‘Make Someone Happy’

What with all the dreck that’s out there in the news today, I felt the need to post something harmless, wholesome, pleasant, and totally disconnected from our troubled time. Obviously this called for Jimmy Durante.

If you’re too young to remember him–well, consider this an introduction.


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