David Limbaugh from Creators Syndicate https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh Creators Syndicate is an international syndication company that represents cartoonists and columnists of the highest caliber. en Tue, 19 Jun 2018 15:44:06 -0700 https://www.creators.com/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss David Limbaugh from Creators Syndicate https://cdn.creators.com/features/david-limbaugh-thumb.jpg https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh c1f53e2c8ae0cc226e16d5f5fd3d9621 Our Reaction to the North Korea Summit Depends on Our Predisposition About Trump for 06/15/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/06/18/our-reaction-to-the-north-korea-summit-depends-on-our-predisposition-about-trump Fri, 15 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It goes without saying that Democrats would view President Trump's North Korean negotiations quite differently than Republicans, but I was honestly surprised by the strong negative reaction of Trump critics on the right.</p> <p>Don't get me wrong; some Trump critics on the right reflexively oppose everything he does or says, but my gut reaction when first learning of the summit was that even they would grudgingly acknowledge this as a positive development. But their reaction was viscerally negative, harsh, cynical, pessimistic and absolute. Either I overestimated their capacity for some fairness concerning Trump or I am radically wrong in how I interpret the summit results.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 15, 2018</p> 22116ed83fec35812f86395b3e649174 'Fake News' Is Not a Fake Term for 06/08/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/06/18/fake-news-is-not-a-fake-term Fri, 08 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The left and Trump-opposing right are predictably annoyed at President Trump's persistent description of the liberal media as "fake news." Like it or not, the term as he uses it has merit.</p> <p>Trump's opponents hysterically claim he threatens the free press when he uses that term to describe them, just as they accuse him of other alleged abuses of constitutional power. In fact, unlike President Obama, Trump has governed within his constitutional authority. If his rhetoric scares them, then maybe they should find a safe space.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 08, 2018</p> 67fbc01d6bb6c4d875308ddbd42605a6 Roseanne, Trump and the Myth of Conservatives' Racism for 06/01/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/05/18/roseanne-trump-and-the-myth-of-conservatives-racism Fri, 01 Jun 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Roseanne Barr posted what many are convinced was a racist tweet, and ABC summarily canceled her sitcom. As Roseanne is considered a Donald Trump supporter and Trump is widely accused of racism, people are loosely smearing Trump as responsible for her, however indirectly.</p> <p>Maybe I'm defensive about loose charges of racism, but if so, I've acquired my defensiveness honestly, because racism has become the left's favorite categorical smear of conservatives and Republicans. It's not something I'm imagining. I've written about it many times, basing it on my observations of leftists and Democrats in action.<p>Updated: Fri Jun 01, 2018</p> 7690255d4b4889835fcd193ab5612b41 The Real Story: Destroying Trump and Protecting Clinton for 05/25/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/05/18/the-real-story-destroying-trump-and-protecting-clinton Fri, 25 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>You don't need to believe that the special counsel investigating President Donald Trump is a terrible person to conclude that the Obama administration and Clinton machine (and later their holdovers during the Trump administration) politicized and weaponized federal agencies to protect Hillary Clinton and damage Trump.</p> <p>So if you just can't shake your instinct that Robert Mueller is the epitome of virtue and professionalism, hold fast to it, but consider the litany of facts that prove serious and abundant malfeasance on the part of the Obama-Clinton "deep state" actors.<p>Updated: Fri May 25, 2018</p> c943cc6667f3742979e67e8f4f95fbbe The Leftist Duumvirate Is Subverting, Not Protecting, 'Our Democracy' for 05/18/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/05/18/the-leftist-duumvirate-is-subverting-not-protecting-our-democracy Fri, 18 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It is increasingly clear that the Trump-hating holdovers from the Obama administration and their media enablers &#8212; together, the duumvirate &#8212; are not protecting "our democracy" but subverting it by fraudulently scandalizing and delegitimizing President Trump.</p> <p>To avoid an email avalanche, let me emphasize that I know the difference between a democracy and a constitutional republic, but I am using the terminology of the Trump-hating left, which, by the way, prefers a democracy to a constitutional republic. But I digress.<p>Updated: Fri May 18, 2018</p> 301c8008a981254f98950cebef344b58 Denying Trump's Accomplishments Is Increasingly Irrational for 05/11/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/05/18/denying-trumps-accomplishments-is-increasingly-irrational Fri, 11 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Some people still can't stomach the idea of a Donald Trump presidency and so remain in denial about his mounting policy successes, but their resistance is looking increasingly proud and petty.</p> <p>It's risky to predict future trends, especially the political fortunes of government leaders and the results they might achieve, because there are so many moving parts. We've seen so much volatility and fluidity, and we have a plethora of unknowns. So I admit that it would be foolish to take for granted that President Trump will continue to rack up remarkable, substantive policy achievements, but it would be just as foolish to deny the significance of his accomplishments already, on a variety of fronts &#8212; or to pretend that it wouldn't have mattered much if Hillary Clinton had won the election.<p>Updated: Fri May 11, 2018</p> ba66fd964f91e73ff77308c24f5dc849 Sorry, Liberal Media, but You Own Michelle Wolf for 05/04/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/05/18/sorry-liberal-media-but-you-own-michelle-wolf Fri, 04 May 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Michelle Wolf is not the first so-called comic to maliciously insult conservatives and Republicans at a White House Correspondents' Association dinner, but she was intentionally mean-spirited, and even after the blowback, she's unrepentant.</p> <p>Members of the liberal mainstream media have expressed disapproval over some of Wolf's comments, saying she went too far. But I'm not buying it. This is what passes as liberal humor these days. Just watch Jimmy Kimmel, Bill Maher and Stephen Colbert and tell me their humor is less malevolent.<p>Updated: Fri May 04, 2018</p> 6fe8afc974a7f57e07cd5017687790d0 Someone Get Poor Jim Acosta Hazardous Duty Pay, Quick! for 04/27/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/04/18/someone-get-poor-jim-acosta-hazardous-duty-pay-quick Fri, 27 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>In their incessant, mostly baseless attacks against President Donald Trump, his leftist haters reveal much more about themselves than him &#8212; and it's not an attractive revelation.</p> <p>In what seemed like a parody of a coastal elitist disparaging inferior flyover Americans, CNN's Jim Acosta said that too many Americans can't see through Trump's act because they "don't have all their faculties." This is going pretty far, even for this smug activist masquerading as an objective journalist. But in his defense, who wouldn't unravel at the realization that one's diligent yearlong efforts to remove the president have failed so spectacularly?<p>Updated: Fri Apr 27, 2018</p> b5a09da4176948b0e403e40b79b1217e The Fall of James Comey for 04/20/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/04/18/the-fall-of-james-comey Fri, 20 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I originally assumed that former FBI Director James Comey is an honorable and truthful man who was striving to be objective and avoid undue political influence. He has earned my change of mind.</p> <p>Our law enforcement and judicial institutions should operate, to the extent possible, above politics to ensure equal justice under the law.<p>Updated: Fri Apr 20, 2018</p> d87bc8a66197bd6850bb7d68d74356e8 Paul Ryan -- Still an Entitlements Reform Crusader? for 04/13/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/04/18/paul-ryan-still-an-entitlements-reform-crusader Fri, 13 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Concerning Paul Ryan's decision to leave Congress, I am more troubled by its implications for entitlement reform than the impact it may have on the GOP agenda or the November elections.</p> <p>The Wall Street Journal's editorial page said, "Ryan will leave Congress in January with no substantial progress on (reforming Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid), few lawmakers interested in picking up the torch, and a clear signal that prospects are dim for any big overhaul in the foreseeable future."<p>Updated: Fri Apr 13, 2018</p> 89ebdb79be0f41e068b0f72ed94e7c31 Don't Let the Left Do It to Pruitt for 04/06/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/04/18/dont-let-the-left-do-it-to-pruitt Fri, 06 Apr 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>The left's crusade against Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt should be seen for what it is &#8212; a witch hunt. We don't need any more conservatives hanged by leftists who major in criminalizing political differences and minor in slander.</p> <p>How dare a Republican president appoint an environmental heretic to head an administrative agency the left views as its sole, separate and absolute property? This agency exists to serve the deep state &#8212; the entrenched federal government bureaucracy that is tailor-made to advance the left's agenda and operate above accountability.<p>Updated: Fri Apr 06, 2018</p> e21998a4e7d4696376b9810d3c6c0fe7 It Depends on What the Meaning of Facts Is for 03/30/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/03/18/it-depends-on-what-the-meaning-of-facts-is Fri, 30 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Former President Barack Obama (I love the adjective preceding his title) made some comments at the recent Global Opinion Leaders Summit in Japan that I can't let slide, so please forgive me.</p> <p>"It used to be that the two political parties in the United States would disagree but there was a common base line of facts and a set of norms in terms of political behavior that were followed. ... You could have a disagreement, but basic things got done. ... And some of the reason for that is ... it used to be that in the United States, there were three television stations. Basically everybody watched the same thing. Everybody got their news from the same sources, and so everybody had, more or less, a similar view of the world. But today, because of first cable television and then now the internet, people have 500 channels to choose from, and they are able to find the news that fits their views instead of fitting their views to the news, so they are very biased in terms of how they see things, in a way that just didn't used to be the case. And so it becomes harder to have a proper democratic debate if we don't agree on just basic facts. ... I can have an argument with somebody who doesn't think it's worthwhile for us to sacrifice economic growth in order to reduce carbon emissions. It's much harder to have a debate with somebody who doesn't believe that the planet is getting warmer despite the fact that 99 out of 100 scientists say it is. ... When you don't have a common set of facts, it's hard to have, then, a basic democratic conversation."<p>Updated: Fri Mar 30, 2018</p> 7b4d59ea8c2f708f43dc511d381cb12c Authoritarianism for Me but Not for Thee for 03/23/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/03/18/authoritarianism-for-me-but-not-for-thee Fri, 23 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>It's funny how projection works. These hysterical Democrats calling for President Trump's impeachment because of his dastardly "authoritarian tendencies" are the ones with authoritarian tendencies.</p> <p>I'll bet you didn't know that the president commits an impeachable offense if his political opponents harbor an irrational fear that he has authoritarian tendencies &#8212; whether or not he has acted outside the scope of his constitutional authority, flouted the rule of law or done anything else that could be remotely construed as a high crime or misdemeanor. I didn't, either.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 23, 2018</p> 23717b646f9bf5be8d60a78992d2f1c7 Hillary's Hateful Harangue for 03/16/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/03/18/hillarys-hateful-harangue Fri, 16 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Hillary Clinton's abhorrent remarks in Mumbai, India, last week warrant our attention because, like it or not, they represent the thinking of a large swath of the modern Democratic Party.</p> <p>But my aim is not to highlight Clinton's never-ending catalog of excuses for losing the presidential election, except to note that rather than blame everyone and everything but herself, she should apologize for stealing the nomination. If she hadn't done that, she wouldn't have to blame anyone.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 16, 2018</p> d88ab8ec1880372a60a9cbd6f0fef5ed Democratic Trumpsteria Continues for 03/09/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/03/18/democratic-trumpsteria-continues Fri, 09 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>If liberals would quit acting so crazy, maybe they would have a chance of making significant gains in Congress in the upcoming midterm elections and achieve their goal of eroding support for President Donald Trump. But it's not gonna happen.</p> <p>Liberals' extremism and outrageousness and conservatives' failure to stop them created the conditions leading to Trump's election. Now the left's unrepentant persistence is sustaining and even increasing Trump's support. Please let liberals' learning disability continue.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 09, 2018</p> 1b0297d1076d519eaf7e835b143ed3f3 Obama's Scandal-Free Delusion for 03/02/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/03/18/obamas-scandal-free-delusion Fri, 02 Mar 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p>Upon hearing that former President Barack Obama recently boasted that he had a scandal-free administration, my first thought after regaining my faculties was: How can I possibly cram all the evidence refuting this in a little bitty column?</p> <p>Then I read that what he actually said was, "We didn't have a scandal that embarrassed us." At first blush, that sounds better, right? Because I assume he doesn't mean he's incapable of being embarrassed. After a little more thought, though, it occurred to me that this construction just highlights the real reason he has apparently deluded himself into thinking he served eight honorable years: The liberal media had his back the entire time, even when he treated them like dirt. </p> <p>In fact, Obama was a perpetual power-abusing machine. He was so routinely high-handed and selectively contemptuous of the rule of law that people were beginning to think presidential authoritarianism was the new normal. How ironic that so many of Obama's enablers are now projecting these sins onto President Trump, who &#8212; to this point, at least - hasn't actually crossed the line into flouting the Constitution. The left believes &#8212; and acts on the belief &#8212; that the ends justify the means, and so, it naturally assumes we will do the same. Obama was hell-bent on fundamentally transforming America as founded, and he was willing to scratch, bite, kick, steal and flush the rule of law to accomplish it &#8212; and he did, like no president before him. In other words, Obama's lies were OK because lies are sometimes necessary for the greater good.<p>Updated: Fri Mar 02, 2018</p> f2e0eb51661b2201178c956ff86e2985 Rumors of Conservatism's Demise Greatly Exaggerated for 02/23/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/02/18/rumors-of-conservatisms-demise-greatly-exaggerated Fri, 23 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>I happened onto a piece by Bill Kristol in The Weekly Standard, wherein he links to "a short, powerful piece in National Review" by Rick Brookhiser, who "concludes that 'the conservative movement is no more. Its destroyers are Donald Trump and his admirers.'"</p> <p>I somewhat get the sentiment &#8212; or at least I used to &#8212; because during the GOP primaries, I fleetingly entertained a similar concern that Trump, whom I didn't consider a conservative, might undermine the conservative movement in the long run if elected.<p>Updated: Fri Feb 23, 2018</p> dcb11ed650061b798af3b2a2906e8de3 I Wish I Were as Bad a Christian as Mike Pence for 02/16/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/02/18/i-wish-i-were-as-bad-a-christian-as-mike-pence Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>I've repeatedly said that though President Trump gives his leftist enemies plenty of fodder in his tweets to attack him, they would malign any Republican president unless he totally capitulated to their demands &#8212; and switched parties. Indeed, they always have.</p> <p>The liberals say Trump is such an awful person, which apparently excuses their monomaniacal obsession with destroying his presidency. Yet Vice President Mike Pence is one of the finest people around, and they can't stand him, either. Big surprise.<p>Updated: Fri Feb 16, 2018</p> bcc2ada33a724e13bb1c4180c3874028 There's So Much Smoke. Why Worry About a Fire? for 02/09/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/02/18/theres-so-much-smoke-why-worry-about-a-fire Fri, 09 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>What are we to make of the GOP and Democrats' dueling scandal wars? So much information, so little time.</p> <p>We'll have to wait until special counsel Robert Mueller completes his investigation to be sure, but I don't believe there's any credible evidence that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to affect the presidential election.<p>Updated: Fri Feb 09, 2018</p> d148379db0866eccd998d1dace18d661 Democratic Leaders, Why Do You Find Patriotism Divisive? for 02/02/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/01/18/democratic-leaders-why-do-you-find-patriotism-divisive Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Did you ever think you'd see the day when a prominent political party would accuse the president of being divisive and exclusionary for saying "America" too many times during his State of the Union speech?</p> <p>The American Civil Liberties Union made that very complaint. No, the ACLU is not the Democratic Party, but their positions on such matters are virtually indistinguishable. Besides, many prominent Democrats and media liberals made similar objections after the speech.<p>Updated: Fri Feb 02, 2018</p>