Conservatives Don’t Get to Mourn

Conservatives Don’t Get to Mourn, by Karol Markowicz.

In the aftermath of terrible events, there are calls for unity. For Republicans, it’s always except you.

CNN’s Jim Acosta caught in the act

After every horrible mass shooting, when we should be mourning together, looking for solutions to stop future attacks, consoling the families of the victims, there’s an immediate rush to make sure conservatives know they do not belong to that wider American community feeling the pain.

Worse, there’s a constant allusion to the fact that those on the right are responsible for the slaughter. Republicans spend the time following these attacks not in mourning like they should be but beating back the sickening idea that they inspired the shooter. …

The message is always: You’re not part of this. We’re upset and we’re angry. You don’t have a right to be. …

Those on the left purposely pushing their political agenda in moments of national grief should be held accountable. Their divisiveness stops us from healing after tragedies. Political shots shouldn’t be worth it.

Again, this calumny would not be possible except that the left own the media. Think of it as a byproduct of a biased media monopoly.

If they didn’t have double standards, they wouldn’t have any standards at all. By Liz Shields.

Those of us who are not in the #resistance are getting lectured on toning down our rhetoric from left-wing hysterics shouting all kinds of slanderous and intemperate accusations. …

So I am supposed to believe that calling Trump supporters Nazis, white supremacists, sexists, and homophobes is just the right thing to do but Trump’s rhetoric is pouring gasoline on a burning fire of crazy activists? Or perhaps violence in the name of the leftist agenda is just fine? I think that’s it. …

You want hate? You spend two years calling a guy Hitler, a racist, a traitor, and insane — then you blame him for violence cuz.. of nicknames?

Why the Left Hates Prosperity

Why the Left Hates Prosperity, by Stephen Moore.

The better the economy performs under President Donald Trump and the more successes he racks up, the more unhinged the left becomes. It’s a near linear relationship. And it goes for media as well. …

Trump isn’t the cut from the same cloth as the same old GOP losers:

Consider the latest leftist rant: Trump has moved the GOP to the far right and has hijacked the principles of the Republican Party. Whatever happened, they ask, to the good ol’ days when moderates in the GOP used to compromise, cut deals with Ted Kennedy and capitulate?

Liberals want a return to the days when the GOP’s standard bearers were people like George H.W. Bush, Bob Michel, Bob Dole, John McCain, Mitt Romney, and most recently, John Kasich.

Think. What do all these Republicans have in common? Losing. …

Trump wins:

What infuriates Trump haters is that he figured out how to win over tens of millions of disaffected working-class voters with an unapologetic “America First” platform. These voters abandoned the union leaders and the party of Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders in favor of an agenda of better trade deals, border enforcement, lower taxes, less regulation and more coal, oil and gas jobs.

Trump found the fault line in the Democratic coalition and exploited it like the bombing of Dresden. He persuaded blue-collar workers that they have nothing in common with people like Tom Steyer, radical environmentalists who have taken over the reins of the Democratic Party and want to destroy manufacturing, mining and energy jobs as a sacrifice to the gods of global warming.

Because Trump has taken on the left’s sacred cows of political correctness, victimization, open borders and racial preferences, he’s labeled a racist, xenophobic, lslamophobic woman-hater. …

According to a Quinnipiac poll, 7 of 10 voters rate the economy as good or great. Liberals are doubly angry and frustrated because they were so sure he would fail.

The left loves nursing grievances, both theirs and others.

hat-tip Barry Corke

Whopping 62 percent of US jobs don’t support middle-class life after accounting for cost of living

Whopping 62 percent of US jobs don’t support middle-class life after accounting for cost of living, by Paul Davidson.

Esther Akutekha, who lives in Brooklyn, New York, has a good job as a public relations specialist that pays more than $50,000 a year.

But because of the $1,440 a month rent on her studio apartment in the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens neighborhood, she never takes vacations, dines out just once a month and scrapes together dinner leftovers for lunch the next day.

“I’m frustrated with the fact that I’m not going to be able to save anything because my rent is so high,” says Akutekha, who says she’s 30ish. “I don’t even know if I can afford” to have children.

Despite an unemployment rate that has reached a 50-year low of 3.7 percent, most jobs across the U.S. don’t support a middle-class or better lifestyle, leaving many Americans struggling, according to a new study.

Sixty-two percent of jobs fall short of that middle-class standard when factoring in both wages and the cost of living in the metro area where the job is located, according to the study by Third Way, a think tank that advocates center-left ideas.

What effect do 22 million illegal immigrants have on US labor prices? Obviously they drag down wages for the lower two thirds. Hmmm.