Jeff Sessions (R), my senator from Alabama, appears to be waltzing to his confirmation as attorney general. In response, the best the Democrats can do is roll out an oldie but goody — specifically, a corny sit-in at one of Sessions’s offices. NAACP President Cornell William Brooks (who was, of course, arrested at the recent sit-in) says they are “prepared to sometimes engage in activity that some would describe as radical.” Radical? A cliché, ’60s-style sit-in? Is that the best they can do?
The Democrats are also suddenly outraged that some of Trump’s Cabinet picks, namely Betsy DeVos, are also GOP donors. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) wrote in a letter to DeVos ahead of DeVos’s hearing that “making large political contributions to ‘buy influence’ does not qualify you to help set policy for the education of America’s school children.” That is beyond hypocritical; it is wildly insulting. Since when does being politically active and a good, civic-minded donor disqualify someone from serving in a Cabinet position? Do the Democrats really want to go there?
Meanwhile, out in Hollywood, the left is hyperventilating. You have only to look at the breathless adoration from the left for actress Meryl Streep’s “Woe is me, Hollywood is the victim” speech on Sunday night at the Golden Globes. Streep, who was — and still is — a major Hillary Clinton supporter, attacked Trump and then excused herself, saying “disrespect invites disrespect.” The Democratic elites are in the midst of a major pity party. It would almost be funny if it weren’t so pathetic.