Scott McKay

Scott McKay is publisher of the Hayride, which offers news and commentary on Louisiana and national politics.

That’s Entertainment! Trump’s 75-Minute Tour de Force

 

Donald Trump, giving press conferences as president, is like a cross between Fidel Castro’s long-windedness and machismo and Christopher Walken’s theatrical presence — and nobody else in the room can compete with that. This was on display Thursday, when after a week’s worth of his administration being buffeted by a hurricane of negative media coverage […]

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Out Like Flynn

 

“House Atreides took control of Arrakis 63 standard days into the year 10,191. It was known that the Harkonnens, the former rulers of Arrakis, would leave many suicide troops behind. Atreides patrols were doubled.” — From the 1984 David Lynch movie Dune, as adapted from the Fran Herbert novel. You’ve got to read, if you […]

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Trump the 9th Circus

 

Before we get started, let’s agree on three things which are inarguable. First, that the U.S. Constitution vests plenary power in the President of the United States where foreign policy is concerned. Federal law, moreover, defines that power to include immigration. Section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 states: Whenever the President […]

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Nuke Them, Mitch

 

Fairly soon, Mitch McConnell is going to be faced with a real-world choice manifesting the contradiction in two statements he has made about defeating Democratic attempts to obstruct President Trump’s appointees. McConnell has said he’s an opponent of the “nuclear option” and as such does not favor changing Senate rules to prevent the Democrats from […]

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A Master of Squirrels: The President and the Press

 

Michelle Malkin routinely used the analogy of squirrels to describe the Obama administration’s ability to distract the public’s attention from substantive actions it was taking by creating distractions. That administration was quite good at hiding the ball from the public. But compared to Donald Trump, Barack Obama was a mere piker. Malkin might say that […]

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John Lewis’ Moment of Untruth

 

I offer three thoughts in the wake of the running political theater involving Donald Trump and John Lewis, last week and the past weekend. First, that the celebration surrounding a presidential inauguration is far less about the president being inaugurated than it is about the American tradition — which is relatively unique and highly salutary […]

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The Histrionics of a Fraud

 

Let’s dispense with the obvious — while it’s far too early for political prognostication surrounding the 2020 presidential campaign, it doesn’t take too much effort to see that the Democrats have very little in the way of worthy candidates for nomination. For this, they can thank Barack Obama and his eight years of hollowing out […]

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The Russians! Again

 

Don’t be shocked at this, but the Russians meddled in the 2016 election. At least, that’s what the intelligence community has officially alleged in a report issued to the public Friday. “We assess Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered an influence campaign in 2016 aimed at the US presidential election,” the report says. “Russia’s goals were […]

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Let’s Send Him Out With a Laugh

 

“I have to be quiet for a while,” he said. “And I don’t mean politically, I mean internally. I have to still myself. You have to get back in tune with your center and process what’s happened before you make a bunch of good decisions.” That was Barack Obama last week, just before he unfurled […]

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Larry the Loser — And Would-Be Briber

 

Larry Thornberry had it right. Over the weekend, Thornberry penned an excellent piece here at The American Spectator correctly identifying the Democrats’ efforts to subvert the Electoral College as an attempted coup against a duly elected president of the United States. It was, and it ought to be remembered as such. And those involved shouldn’t […]

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