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 Sun, 20 Jan 2019 07:41:25 -0800 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 5a27cc6c88cc1f6256456e46bf9e1362 Make Your Speech on Your Own Turf, President Trump for 01/18/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/01/19/make-your-speech-on-your-own-turf-president-trump Fri, 18 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It is amusing that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi claims her desire to delay the State of the Union address is because of security concerns stemming from federal employees' being furloughed over a budget battle caused by her party's refusal to secure this country's southern border.</p> <p>Everyone knows this has nothing to do with security at the Capitol and everything to do with flexing her muscles against President Trump and showing him who's boss. She also wants to deprive Trump of his bully pulpit during a time when public opinion is tilting away from her party's unreasonable, bad-faith and dishonest position in this Democrat-caused government shutdown.<p>Updated: Fri Jan 18, 2019</p> 4eb7d292b6f2b3ce690d3cc945bd3c1d Hold Tight on the Wall, President Trump for 01/11/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/01/19/hold-tight-on-the-wall-president-trump Fri, 11 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The Democrats are no more serious about border security today than they were when they falsely promised Ronald Reagan in 1986 that they'd secure the border in exchange for amnesty for some 3 million illegal immigrants.</p> <p>Democrats are experts at seducing Republicans into abandoning their principled commitments. Over and over again, in contentious political skirmishes, Republicans relent in good faith &#8212; after accepting the Democrats' promise to deliver on their side of the bargain in the future &#8212; and immediately deliver their side. But that future never comes. In legal parlance, this is fraud in the inducement.<p>Updated: Fri Jan 11, 2019</p> c9da3d9fb198e9c0dee4b9adc1693e4c President Trump Isn't the Enemy, Mr. Romney for 01/04/2019 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/01/19/president-trump-isnt-the-enemy-mr-romney Fri, 04 Jan 2019 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Two days before he was sworn in as Utah's junior U.S. senator, Mitt Romney published an op-ed in The Washington Post, publicly broadcasting, once again, his disapproval of President Donald Trump. Disappointing, but not surprising.</p> <p>Something seems to compel those in the never-Trump crowd not only to perpetually obsess over Trump but also to constantly remind us of their profound distaste for him &#8212; lest it escape our top-of-mind awareness.<p>Updated: Fri Jan 04, 2019</p> ab8f17a7ed3d3163f31deb73f891d4aa How Compassionate Is the Democrats' Open-Borders Policy? for 12/28/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/12/18/how-compassionate-is-the-democrats-open-borders-policy Fri, 28 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>People are having fun lampooning Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's selective exploitation of Scripture to support the Democrats' advocacy of open borders, but let's not allow this mirth to distract us from larger questions.</p> <p>The incoming congresswoman tweeted: "Joy to the World! Merry Christmas everyone &#8212; here's to a holiday filled with happiness, family, and love for all people. (Including refugee babies in mangers + their parents.)"<p>Updated: Fri Dec 28, 2018</p> ac68f1d0e91ac82846b35a7c64e5459a That Giant Liberty-Sucking Sound From the Tolerant Left for 12/21/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/12/18/that-giant-liberty-sucking-sound-from-the-tolerant-left Fri, 21 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Various leftist grievance groups have insisted for years that they just want equal treatment and equal rights, that they only want to end discrimination and that they come with an attitude of "live and let live." Nope.</p> <p>We've long known that the "tolerance" police don't merely want equal rights and to be treated with civility. They require that you honor their ideas as superior, reject your own contrary ideas and do penance for ever having held your own ideas.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 21, 2018</p> f25cb94b93daaf833302fa4f4c34eee6 Pelosi and Schumer Show Their Colors for 12/14/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/12/18/pelosi-and-schumer-show-their-colors Fri, 14 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Contrary to liberal media reporting, the Oval Office meeting with President Trump, Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was a win for Trump, both in substance and in tone.</p> <p>The meeting gave people an opportunity to see who fears transparency, who's misrepresenting his/her position and who is being the aggressor in the border debate, and it's not Donald Trump.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 14, 2018</p> 069afe5f9812b7cb4e45010545fad891 Environmentalism, Pantheism, Statism and Pessimism for 12/07/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/12/18/environmentalism-pantheism-statism-and-pessimism Fri, 07 Dec 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>Meaning no disrespect to climate alarmists of the past half-century, who have been quite formidable in their doomsday warnings, the modern era has ushered in a new wave of scaremongers who threaten to eclipse their predecessors.</p> <p>This shouldn't discourage the original enviro-wackos of the 1970s, who hadn't accumulated sufficient empirical data to support their burgeoning secular religion. Give those people a break; how were they to know they'd have egg on their faces for predicting apocalyptic global cooling? We're much more advanced now, so it's not fair to judge them.<p>Updated: Fri Dec 07, 2018</p> 3725468dbeff6eb789dfc9d9ae96b15a Racism -- It's Everywhere! It's Everywhere! for 11/30/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/11/18/racism-its-everywhere-its-everywhere Fri, 30 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>It's sobering how much race dominates the public discourse today. But as long as we're discussing stereotypes, we should note that leftists and elites are the ones obsessed with race, not the flyover Neanderthals to whom they impute this evil. Give it a rest, eggheads.</p> <p>Leftists can scarcely discuss any issue without injecting this toxicity. They imagine it everywhere &#8212; the ubiquitous boogeyman that validates their perpetual vilification of conservatives. (Note: I considered using "white men" instead of "conservatives" in the preceding sentence but realized it would be unwise because A) as a possessor and unwitting purveyor of white privilege, I'm not allowed to opine publicly on these matters and B) though race-baiting elites pretend white privilege is the culprit, neither women nor African-Americans are exempt from the taint if they are political conservatives.)<p>Updated: Fri Nov 30, 2018</p> 12d9999beab8ac1f31d31af695c780f9 Let the Democrats Keep Showing Their Hand for 11/16/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/11/18/let-the-democrats-keep-showing-their-hand Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The Democratic Party's emerging radical bloc is alarming, but the leftist group's youthful intemperance could backfire and re-energize Republicans' 2020 electoral prospects.</p> <p>Even before all the hanging chads and miraculously divined ballots have been examined in Florida, newly elected leftist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is already engaging in activism in the halls of Congress. On Tuesday morning, the future representative from New York joined a protest organized by the Sunrise Movement outside the offices of Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi to demand immediate action on climate change &#8212; as if the dinosaur wing of the Democratic Party weren't sufficiently extremist on environmental issues.<p>Updated: Fri Nov 16, 2018</p> cc59210a78175ca24738c9c2b14cf821 The Gloomy American Left for 11/09/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/11/18/the-gloomy-american-left Fri, 09 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0800 <p></p><p>The fury of leftists is a constant today, and it's not just because they hate President Donald Trump. Despite all their dreamy talk of compassion and love, they seem to be a miserable lot.</p> <p>Democrats recaptured control of the House of Representatives this week, and leftists are already grinding their teeth over Trump and salivating at the prospect of putting him and Justice Brett Kavanaugh through investigatory and impeachment hell for the next two years.<p>Updated: Fri Nov 09, 2018</p> 973e3c164c69af4b88c8849614f5f49f Leftist Race Slander Could Backfire for 11/02/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/11/18/leftist-race-slander-could-backfire Fri, 02 Nov 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p>If you don't think the political left is conspiring to smear President Trump, his supporters and the GOP as racists, then you probably haven't been paying close enough attention.</p> <p>I'm aware of the preferred school of thought that says targets of false political accusations shouldn't take the bait and respond, the rationale being that defensiveness just makes them sound guilty and calls undue attention to the charge.</p> <p>I might buy that argument if I hadn't witnessed the success of the left's relentless decadeslong assault. I've encountered too many people who've bought into this wicked lie.<p>Updated: Mon Nov 05, 2018</p> 8526781d14d9bef2da959c168abcb5ef Why Did God Choose the Apostle Paul? for 10/26/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/10/18/why-did-god-choose-the-apostle-paul Fri, 26 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>During interviews about my most recent book, "Jesus Is Risen: Paul and the Early Church," many hosts have asked me why the greatest persecutor of Christians, Saul of Tarsus (later known as Paul), became Christianity's foremost evangelist.</p> <p>This is a fascinating question because Paul, by all appearances, was the least likely person to pioneer early Christianity's missionary efforts. He was born a Jew in Tarsus but raised and educated in Jerusalem under Gamaliel, a highly respected rabbi and Jewish scholar who mentored him on the "strict manner of the law of our fathers" (Acts 22:3). Paul touted his own Jewish bona fides, saying, "If anyone else thinks he has reason for confidence in the flesh, I have more: circumcised on the eighth day, of the people of Israel, of the tribe of Benjamin, a Hebrew of Hebrews; as to the law, a Pharisee; as to zeal, a persecutor of the church; as to righteousness under the law, blameless" (Philippians 3:4-6).<p>Updated: Fri Oct 26, 2018</p> 0bbc12e93ac806ab4966036bccf25181 Leftist Violence Natural Outgrowth of Authoritarian Ideology for 10/19/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/10/18/leftist-violence-natural-outgrowth-of-authoritarian-ideology Fri, 19 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>What do you make of the leftist violence and anarchy all over the country lately? Is it just random and unrepresentative of the Democratic Party and the left as a whole? Or does it logically follow from what the left has become?</p> <p>In Portland, Oregon, in June, a leftist mob surrounded a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement field office, barricading the exits and blocking the driveway. "Guards" patrolled the doors, trapping biohazard cleanup crew workers inside in stifling heat and with infernal odors. The agitators carried signs calling ICE employees Nazis and white supremacists. The Portland Police Bureau denied assistance to federal officers pleading for help.<p>Updated: Fri Oct 19, 2018</p> ac0ebf30070a6bc87f21402bec3a9a16 Who Are the Real Partisans? for 10/12/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/10/18/who-are-the-real-partisans Fri, 12 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Someone please tell me what bizarro world Democratic activists inhabit &#8212; those who are grumbling that Republicans are unscrupulous partisan warriors imposing their agenda by government coercion and trampling the innocent, passive left in the process.</p> <p>This is frighteningly delusional and shockingly divorced from reality.<p>Updated: Fri Oct 12, 2018</p> cdbd3ad167f0004ba63d20536a240e43 For the Left, the Kavanaugh Brouhaha Is Not About Kavanaugh for 10/05/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/10/18/for-the-left-the-kavanaugh-brouhaha-is-not-about-kavanaugh Fri, 05 Oct 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>Those on the political left wouldn't be fighting to the death over the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation if they were as committed to the Constitution and the rule of law as conservatives are. All of their phony hand-wringing is particularly ironic given their cynical attitude toward the Supreme Court's role.</p> <p>They are pulling out all the stops to delay &#8212; and thus defeat &#8212; the confirmation because they are hysterically obsessed foremost with preserving the court's judicially manufactured precedent in Roe v. Wade of a constitutional right to abortion. There is nothing in the Constitution even remotely hinting of such a federally protected right, but the left is as adamant about protecting it as you would expect a mother to be about protecting the health and welfare of her children.<p>Updated: Fri Oct 05, 2018</p> c8122664c24bbfd9ac3c2e7aed48e7a6 My New Book: 'Jesus Is Risen' for 09/28/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/09/18/my-new-book-jesus-is-risen Fri, 28 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I want to tell you about my upcoming book, "Jesus Is Risen, Paul and the Early Church," for release Oct. 2. This is my fourth Christian-themed book and I am more enthused with each one.</p> <p>Ever since I became a believer, I've been eager to share my experiences. Ever since I began to study the Bible, I've been anxious to share what I've learned with people who may be skeptics or unsure, like I used to be. <p>Updated: Fri Sep 28, 2018</p> 8ec437308cb9603cd9f80f70db2b29c3 Project Veritas Catches Deep State Redhanded for 09/21/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/09/18/project-veritas-catches-deep-state-redhanded Fri, 21 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>We've long known that unelected leftist bureaucrats embedded in the bowels of the federal government have been lawlessly targeting conservatives and abusing their power to thwart the agenda of duly elected Republican policymakers. The proof keeps pouring in.</p> <p>The Obama administration's IRS deliberately discriminated against conservative groups in their applications for tax-exempt status. This isn't an empty partisan allegation from an imaginary "right-wing conspiracy." In 2013, an IRS official admitted scrutinizing groups with right wing identifying names, such as "Tea Party" and "patriots." An inspector general's report that year confirmed this nefarious practice.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 21, 2018</p> c1e18b726c36d3286fd6644bed4390d4 Do Democrats Trust Midterm Polling? for 09/14/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/09/18/do-democrats-trust-midterm-polling Fri, 14 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If midterm election polls increasingly show that Democrats are poised to regain control of the House, then why are liberals in panic mode? What do they know that we don't &#8212; or that they don't want us to?</p> <p>The highly touted opinion poll analyst, FiveThirtyEight, released an election update video reporting that Democrats have an 82 percent chance of winning a majority of the House in November. The narrator breathlessly reveals that this is the first time their forecast has given the Democrats more than an 80 percent of winning the House since the launch of the model.<p>Updated: Fri Sep 14, 2018</p> 9548279bef2ecb7ff43f04bbf6280186 Mr. Anonymous Exposes an Even Deeper State for 09/07/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/09/18/mr-anonymous-exposes-an-even-deeper-state Fri, 07 Sep 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>If Democrats and resistance Republicans think they are going to depose President Trump or thwart his presidency by endlessly savaging him in the name of protecting the republic, they don't have any concept of the fierce resolve of his supporters.</p> <p>The latest salvo in the resistance's efforts to nullify the will of the American electorate is an anonymous New York Times op-ed purportedly penned by a "senior official" in the Trump administration. This pretend super-patriot declares that Trump faces "a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader. ... The dilemma &#8212; which he does not fully grasp &#8212; is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. I would know. I am one of them."<p>Updated: Fri Sep 07, 2018</p> 5b3836ce9d6bc708101bdbb4f30db1c7 'Armstrong,' a New Comic Novel for 08/31/2018 https://www.creators.com/read/david-limbaugh/08/18/armstrong-a-new-comic-novel Fri, 31 Aug 2018 00:00:00 -0700 <p></p><p>I want to tell you about one of the funniest books I've read in a while. It's a novel called "Armstrong," and it imagines that Lt. Col. George Armstrong Custer survived the Battle of the Little Bighorn.</p> <p>Written as a letter to Custer's wife, Libbie, it is a page-turning adventure that's genuinely clever and engrossing. There is also a real history to the story, and conservatives will recognize a certain cultural and patriotic conservatism, including a strong affirmation of marriage and America's military heritage. The book is set at the tail end of Reconstruction and offers, in its own comic way, an ideal of reconciliation that some might find instructive for our times.<p>Updated: Fri Aug 31, 2018</p>