It’s New Hampshire primary day! Get prepared with your Tuesday installment of the Three Martini Lunch. Join Jim and Greg as they applaud Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for telling her fellow supporters of the Equal Rights Amendment that the effort died in 1982 and they need to start over again if they want to see it succeed. They also cringe as CNBC reminds us that Bernie Sanders would more than double federal spending every year due to his big government plans for health care, education, climate change and more. Meanwhile, Jim discusses the calculation from many on the right calculation that a Sanders nomination means an easy win for President Trump. And they roll their eyes as Tom Steyer tries to one-up the Democratic field by calling for a $22-per-hour minimum wage.

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  1. Arahant Member

    Tom Steyer Magoo. I like it.

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    • February 11, 2020, at 10:30 AM PST
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  2. kedavis Member

    All the non-in-show-read ads were Spanish today. I hope that music show whatever it is, happens soon so those ads can stop.

    Bill Clinton actually vetoed welfare reform, more than once, before finally signing on and then taking credit as if it had been his idea to start with.

    And even if Bernie were to be elected in November, that doesn’t mean things turn full socialist. I doubt that even a Democrat-controlled Houyse and Senate would just rubber-stamp every crazy idea he came up with. Both for practical reasons – the spending is simply impossible to support – and ideological ones: if they do try “full socialism” and everyone sees it fail, then basically the jig is up.

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    • February 11, 2020, at 4:17 PM PST
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  3. Taras Coolidge

    kedavis (View Comment):

    All the non-in-show-read ads were Spanish today. I hope that music show whatever it is, happens soon so those ads can stop.

    Bill Clinton actually vetoed welfare reform, more than once, before finally signing on and then taking credit as if it had been his idea to start with.

    And even if Bernie were to be elected in November, that doesn’t mean things turn full socialist. I doubt that even a Democrat-controlled Houyse and Senate would just rubber-stamp every crazy idea he came up with. Both for practical reasons – the spending is simply impossible to support – and ideological ones: if they do try “full socialism” and everyone sees it fail, then basically the jig is up.

    What do you mean, “jig is up”? It was “never tried”!

    Open borders? Government monopoly health care?

    And, of course, the Dems remain only one Justice away from making the Constitution their bitch.

     

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    • February 11, 2020, at 9:58 PM PST
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  4. kedavis Member

    Taras (View Comment):

    kedavis (View Comment):

    All the non-in-show-read ads were Spanish today. I hope that music show whatever it is, happens soon so those ads can stop.

    Bill Clinton actually vetoed welfare reform, more than once, before finally signing on and then taking credit as if it had been his idea to start with.

    And even if Bernie were to be elected in November, that doesn’t mean things turn full socialist. I doubt that even a Democrat-controlled Houyse and Senate would just rubber-stamp every crazy idea he came up with. Both for practical reasons – the spending is simply impossible to support – and ideological ones: if they do try “full socialism” and everyone sees it fail, then basically the jig is up.

    What do you mean, “jig is up”? It was “never tried”!

    Open borders? Government monopoly health care?

    And, of course, the Dems remain only one Justice away from making the Constitution their bitch.

    That’s always their excuse when it fails everywhere else. But the people who live “everywhere else” know it’s not true, and if it was ever tried here – and inevitably failed – I don’t think people here would buy that load either.

    The Constitutional concern is far more crucial. As with “an impeachable offense is whatever the House decides it is,” it can be said that “the Constitution means whatever the Supreme Court says it means.” With enough leftys on the Court, they could decide that the Constitution is – as I’ve mentioned elsewhere, a quote from an episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation – “a recipe for biscuits.”

    If the Congress has the power to limit the Supreme Court, it would be nice if they exercised it from time to time. But if it came to a situation like that, I expect the Congress would also be solidly leftist.

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    • February 12, 2020, at 4:17 PM PST
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