Saturday, February 25, 2017

The LuLac Edition #3439, February 25th, 2017

The new team, Perez and Ellison (Photo: ABC)
Democrats elected former Labor Secretary Tom Perez as their new national chairman Saturday over a liberal Minnesota congressman, capping a divisive campaign that reflected the depths of the party's electoral failures as well as the energy from resistance to President Donald Trump.
Perez, the first Latino to hold the post, edged Rep. Keith Ellison in the second round of voting by Democratic National Committee members gathered in Atlanta. The new chairman must rebuild a party that in the last decade has lost about 1,000 elected posts from the White House to Congress to the 50 statehouses, a power deficit Democrats have not seen nationally in 90 years. (Chicago Tribune)
Here’s the thing about this development. There was fear that the party would split. Many traditional Democrats have said they might walk if Ellison won the nod given his past ties to Louis Farrakhan. But Ellison has been a very good, eloquent spokesperson for the progressives and backed by Bernie Sanders. The fact that Perez picked him as his deputy immediately was a clear signal that the Democrats are going to rebuild.
Perez’s task will be hard but he will adopt at 50 state strategy much like Howard Dean did after 2004. Plus both wings will not fight each other against the dual enemies of Trump and his REPUBLICAN Congress.
Will this be easy? Uh no but every day Donald Trump stays in office and does his thing, that’s one more day for those who voted for change realize they voted for chaos.
If I heard this once about Trump, I’ve heard it a million times. He’ll shake things up.
But sometimes when you shake things up too much, they break.

President Trump sent a message that he would not be attending the White House Correspondent’s Dinner in March. He sent his well wishes but the bully in the White House won’t attend lest he get his little itty bitty feelings hurt.

Congressman Darrell Issa (
California Congressman Darrell Issa who has been a supporter of Donald Trump said something pretty interesting on “Real Time’s” Bill Maher program Friday night.
This was in regard to the President’s ties to Russia.
“We need an independent prosecutor,” Maher said, responding to the California Republican’s call for “the intelligence committees of the House and Senate to investigate within the special areas they can see.” Maher continued: “And Jeff Sessions should recuse himself, the same way Loretta Lynch recused herself, because he was part of the Trump campaign.”
Issa agreed with Maher’s call for a special prosecutor. “There may or may not be fault,” Issa said, “We need to investigate their [Russia’s] activities, because they are bad people.”
Unless Issa backpedals, (and why should he?) this is huge news. Issa won his last race by 7 points and has begun to put some daylight between his career and that of the man he supported for the highest office in the land.
Smart move.

Abe Lincoln incognito, just like the Luzerne County GOP? (Photo: University of Michigan Digital Collections)
There is still no word why the Luzerne County Republican party cancelled its Lincoln Day Breakfast this year. After riding a huge Trump win as well as helping pull Pat Toomey into another term, you’d think the party would be more visible. The event was set for The Woodlands this morning but was called off.
Vice Chair Lynette Villano told me to contact the party Chair Ron Ferrance. Tried messaging him on FB. No answer yet.
Just wonder if the local GOP has decided to either not make the most of a political opportunity or just might be afraid of some people maybe calling them out publicly for who they put in the White House. Congressman Lou Barletta was always a mainstay at these meetings so that has everyone guessing. 
The main speaker was supposed to be State Senator Scott Wagner from York who is running for the GOP nomination for Governor in 2018. 


At 9:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really don't get it about those who voted for Trump. You are trying to apply how you vote, what you want. Trump supporters voted for chaos. They want the government to collapse and rebuild. They don't believe government is the answer to their daily lives.
They don't want what you want. Until you, and other dems realize that, you will stay angry and frustrated and confused, and probably continue to lose elections.

At 11:01 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Trump supporters voted for chaos. They want the government to collapse and rebuild. They don't believe government is the answer to their daily lives.
They don't want what you want.


Okay then I need to stop hearing Midwestern white union workers who refuse to get retrained mourning their manufacturing jobs which will now be replaced by a robot.
I don't want to hear people in Florida or Louisiana beg for government help when a tornado or flood hits.
I don't want to hear about miners bitching about losing their pensions because government subsidies won't prop them up anymore.
I don't want to hear about farmers in the red states who relied on farm subsidies bitching when they are cut.
I don't want to hear Wisconsin and Missouri farmers bitching that their corn and fruit crops are dying on the vine because immigrants ae barred here.
I don't want to hear loud mouth ingrate seniors bitching that they got a 2 dollar raise this year from "duh government" when Medicare and SS privatization is coming!
You want chaos, you got it.
Just don't go blubbering on TV when it affects YOU.
And this disaster will affect them all.
If they voted for the government to collapse, shame on them! The government in this country has done more for them in terms of human services, safety, benefits and bounty.
They want chaos, let them stand in food lines for all I care.
Plus when you collapse a government, what do you rebuild it to? What are the plans? All I see are a bunch of billionaires, some unqualified as well as a bunch of inexperienced people trying to find big boy pants let alone put them on. Mention one thing this man ever said about replacing something with an actual plan except for that stupid wall.
But when the history of this time is written, people who voted like I did will be on the right side of history.
So have your chaos but don't come crying to anyone when this country erodes from bully thugs who thrive on tearing down instead of building up.
Good luck to all of them. They'll need it. It is just a shame they will pull the rest of us down with them.
But guess what? They'll blame the media instead of the true culprits.

At 11:09 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

@9:56 PM

Pretty much explains how I fell too.

Anger is the Dems fuel-de-jour...(complete the metaphor).

At 5:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are gonna have a fucking stroke. Relax, no matter what this asshat does, life will go on and if it doesn't, so be it.. .

At 8:24 PM, Anonymous Bluto said...

So, chaos people, even YOU figured the Popular Vote Loser wouldn't know how to govern.

I KNEW it!

At 11:33 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Barletta and Marino really tied their tails to Trump's kite. But kites can come down really, really fast.

At 7:53 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why so obsessed with the Lincoln Day Breakfast? I was cancelled, big ****ing deal. Is the world coming to an end? Do we still have to work? Jesus Christ let it go.. The election of Trump has really ****ed your head up.... I think maybe Mrs. LuLac needs to start giving you some more lovin..

At 7:56 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

You are gonna have a fucking stroke. Relax, no matter what this asshat does, life will go on and if it doesn't, so be it..


Ass hat indeed.
Went to my oncologist today, doing well. Someone needs to call this bastard out.

At 8:01 PM, Blogger David Yonki said...

Why so obsessed with the Lincoln Day Breakfast? I was cancelled, big ****ing deal. Is the world coming to an end.


Here's why. The Luzerne County GOP will never be a local force because they love to declare big shiny objects like Trump and the Bushes and Reagan their victories. To a point they are wins but by the party cancelling this event, they are signaling that whatever momentum they should have used with this Trump win is being hidden under a barrel.
Are they scared of demonstrations or are they just unorganized without a big star to attach themselves to. Not obsessing, just asking.
BTW, went to work, good day, busy and Mrs. LuLac and I are just fine.

At 9:04 PM, Anonymous Bluto said...

Our Ignoramus-in-Chief: "Who would've thought health care could be so complicated?" Um, anyone who's ever read about it?

At 5:42 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do we now have Shaken Nation Syndrome?


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