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  • Was Hillary Clinton’s Nomination Legitimate? Six Reasons to Say No

    01/16/2017 5:01:04 AM PST · by NYer · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 15, 2017 | John Hayward
    Democrats are consoling themselves by claiming Donald Trump’s election is illegitimate, but they’ll do themselves and the nation a favor if they consider their own faults — including the top-to-bottom corruption in their own party and political strategy. 1. The Democrats’ rigged primary: Democrats should begin by accepting the obvious truth of a rigged primary revealed by WikiLeaks. The party’s key leaders — not the party’s voters — picked and promoted Hillary Clinton, meaning she was secretly coronated before the primary ever began. Her rival Bernie Sanders never had a chance. The “nomination” contest was theater designed to make Sanders voters...
  • The Trump Dossier Puts the Deep State in Deep Doo-Doo

    01/15/2017 6:22:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 15, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    Mr. Garfinkle of Garfinkle’s New Method Hebrew School in Milwaukee used to frequently echo King Solomon’s admonition; “There’s nothing new under the sun.” I was reminded of that this week when the rapidly unfolding “scandal” of Trump’s purported dealings with Russia hit the news. It has more than a few similarities with the Dan Rather faked-up story of GW Bush’s National Guard service where an anonymous, never-found source supposedly gave Bill Burkett a demonstrably fake report and Dan Rather ran with it. This time a Bush (Jeb) is involved but as an instigator of the story, not a victim. John...
  • John Lewis, Donald Trump Is The Legitimate President Of The United States

    01/15/2017 10:03:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Post News Group ^ | January 15, 2017 | Zennie Abraham
    John Lewis, the famed Democratic Georgia Representative and civil rights leader, said that President-Elect Donald Trump is not a legitimate President. As much as I would like to reverse the clock and change the outcome of the election, everytime I think about that, I am reminded in my memory of how we, Democrats, failed to really come together under one unifying message.A lot of us were ignored by those in the DNC who achieved power-positions. Even long-time credentialed bloggers like me (Zennie Abraham, Zennie62.com, Zennie62 on YouTube) were ignored by the Clinton-controlled DNC brass, and left out of covering the...
  • Hillary Clinton’s operatives stoke doubts of Trump presidency

    01/15/2017 7:58:59 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 15, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Spread rumors about Russian vote rigging, push protests Hillary Clinton’s campaign operatives have fueled efforts to delegitimize President-elect Donald Trump, pushing allegations of his complicity with Russian email hacks and boosting protests of the inauguration. Brian Fallon, a former spokesman for the Clinton presidential campaign, has said there’s “too much evidence” that Mr. Trump was in league with Russian spies trying to rig the election. Former Clinton campaign communications director Jennifer Palmieri used Twitter to circulate maps of protest sites for Mr. Trump’s inauguration on Friday. Neera Tanden, a policy adviser on Mrs. Clinton’s campaign, has made her anti-Trump stance...
  • Former Harry Reid aide takes parting shot at Valerie Jarrett

    01/15/2017 11:36:47 AM PST · by ColdOne · 95 replies
    Washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 1/12/17 | Anna Giaritelli
    This is just freaking embarrassing- but then again no one could ever figure out what Valerie jarret did besides demand a ss agent and a car https://t.co/HqHv9cfwvI— jim manley (@jamespmanley) January 12, 2017 A former top aide to Harry Reid took a parting shot at fellow Democrat and White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett on Thursday, questioning exactly what she has been doing for the last eight years. James Manley, a former spokesman to the former Democratic Senate leader from Nevada, tweeted that the public and those in Congress still don't understand what Jarrett contributed to the Obama administration during...
  • Jerry Brown Wants 42% Gas Tax Hike to Bail Out CalPERS

    01/15/2017 9:58:11 AM PST · by Jim Robinson · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 15, 2017 | by CHRISS W. STREET
    Despite tax collection increasing by 50 percent in the last 9 years, California’s public pension insolvency is forcing Gov. Jerry Brown to propose a dangerously unpopular 42 percent increase in gasoline taxes and a 141 percent increase in vehicle registration fees. Breitbart News reported on January 9 that Gov. Brown announced that for the first time since 2012, California’s $122.8 billion General Fund Budget is in deficit by $1.6 billion. Despite a near bankruptcy during the financial crisis, California’s tax revenues have increased by about $43 billion in the last 9 years. Brown on Monday only suggested relatively painless spending...
  • Trump: The Democrats are most angry that so many Obama Democrats voted for me

    01/15/2017 6:01:58 AM PST · by Sidebar Moderator · 60 replies
    Twitter ^ | January 15, 2017 | President-elect Donald J. Trump
    The Democrats are most angry that so many Obama Democrats voted for me. With all of the jobs I am bringing back to our Nation, that number will only get higher. Car companies and others, if they want to do business in our country, have to start making things here again. WIN!
  • BREAKING NEWS: Russia releases photo of DONALD TRUMP with hooker in Russian hotel

    01/15/2017 6:03:08 AM PST · by Islander7 · 92 replies
    FaceBook ^ | Jan 15, 2017 | Unknown
  • VANITY: Why do the losers keep trying to tell the winners how to run the country? Please explain...

    01/14/2017 10:46:19 PM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 56 replies
    15 January 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    Would someone please help me understand why the losers keep trying to tell the winners how to run things? I didn't think life ran that way. If a man applies for the job and he is one of three applicants and does NOT get the job, he does not have the authority to ask for anything to be done from that position. If two military units go to battle, the losers do not tell the winners how they want to be treated. If two football teams play a game and one side wins, the losers do not have the authority...
  • Soros’ Son Quietly Steps Up as Major Liberal Donor

    01/14/2017 9:52:34 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 14, 2017 4:59 am | Joe Schoffstall
    Alexander Soros, the son of liberal billionaire George Soros who acts as the managing partner for Soros Brothers Investments, has quietly emerged as a major donor to Democratic campaigns and causes. Alexander has remained relatively unknown in the world of political giving thanks to his father garnering a bulk of the family’s attention. However, Alexander has stepped up his political contributions even as his father continued to pour tens of millions into the coffers of Democratic campaigns and political action committees. Alexander gave more than $4.5 million to Democratic campaign committees and political action committees in 2016, according to campaign...
  • Ukraine interfered with 2016 election to help Hillary - coordinated with DNC operative

    01/12/2017 10:05:22 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/17 | Robert Laurie
    Foreign meddling is bad Point out the inarguable fact that Hillary Clinton was a terrible candidate, and they respond “Russians.” Remind them of her supreme arrogance and overconfidence, and they respond “Russians.” Show them that Hillary ignored the rust belt in favor of spiking the football in Arizona, and they respond “Russians.”
  • DNC Chair Candidate Keith Ellison Once Called For Separate Country for Black Americans

    01/14/2017 2:06:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    Mediaite ^ | November 28, 2016 | Alex Griswold
    Democratic Minnesota Representative and Democratic National Committee chairman candidate Keith Ellison once called for slavery reparations and a separate country for black Americans in a university newspaper column. Ellison’s writings while a student at the University of Minnesota law school– under the name “Keith Hakim”– raised eyebrows when he announced his first congressional run in 2006. The Weekly Standard noted that “Ellison refers to ‘Minister Louis Farrakhan,’ defends Nation of Islam spokesman Khalid Abdul Muhammad, and speaks in the voice of a Nation of Islam advocate… ‘Hakim’ demands reparations for slavery and throws in a demand for an optional separate...
  • Atlanta Mayor Reed to Trump: “John Lewis an American hero. Full stop.”

    01/14/2017 12:53:55 PM PST · by madprof98 · 105 replies
    Atlanta Journal-Constitution ^ | 1/14/17 | Leon Stafford
    Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed pushed back Saturday on President-elect Donald Trump’s assessment of civil rights leader and U.S. Rep. John Lewis’ district. In a series of tweets, Reed said: “John Lewis is an American hero & a national treasure. Period. Full stop. “That PEOTUS Trump would attack Congressman Lewis on MLK Day weekend for “all talk…no action” when he bled to actually “Make America Great” is why far less than half the country supports him at the dawn of his presidency.” Trump said Lewis’s district was “in horrible shape and falling apart (not to mention crime infested)” in an early...
  • Lindsey Graham becomes instant Democrat hero after he slams GOP for going too easy on Trump

    01/13/2017 8:28:36 PM PST · by kevcol · 62 replies
    Bizpac Review ^ | January 13, 2017 | Frieda Powers
    Graham proceeded to take a thinly-veiled jab at his fellow Republican lawmakers. “I can only imagine,” Graham continued, “what we would have said if a Democrat said that.” The Republican senator apparently inspired many Democrats who cheered his remarks on Twitter where users issued a collective round of applause.
  • Pelosi blames Bush for $9 trillion in debt added under Obama

    01/13/2017 6:33:04 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 42 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | 1/13/2017 | AL WEAVER
    House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi blamed former President George W. Bush and the Republicans on Friday for the more than $9 trillion that has been added to the national debt under President Obama's watch. Pelosi argued that under Obama, the annual budget deficit, which contributes to the national debt, has been reduced dramatically, and said that without Obama's work, the national debt would be even higher. She also mostly blamed Bush for not paying for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. "When President Obama stood on the steps on the Capitol eight years from next week, the [budget] deficit was...
  • Border town Dems brace for fight over Trump’s ‘wall’

    01/13/2017 5:48:01 PM PST · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Barnini Chakraborty
    BROWNSVILLE, Texas – President-elect Donald Trump’s pledge to build a U.S.-Mexico wall has touched off a fierce debate in the U.S. border towns that would be most affected – with local Democrats vowing to fight Trump tooth and nail if he proceeds. “Mexico is an ally, not an enemy,” Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Texas, told FoxNews.com. “It is our second-largest trading partner, and building a wall between two countries with such important ties is a senseless and wasteful exercise." Vela is a colorful Trump critic. He made headlines after calling the president-elect's illegal immigrant policies “hateful, dehumanizing, and frankly shameful.” In...
  • Philly Mayor Blames ‘Price Gouging’ for Outrage Generated by City’s New Soda Tax

    01/13/2017 12:39:16 PM PST · by oblomov · 59 replies
    Reason ^ | 11 Jan 2017 | Eric Boehm
    After driving up the cost of soda and other sugary drinks with a new tax, the mayor of Philadelphia is now trying to blame businesses for charging higher prices (and for the outrage those prices have generated). Mayor Jim Kenney, who proposed the soda tax and championed its passage through city council last year, told reporters on Tuesday it's not the new 1.5-cents-per-ounce tax that's making it more expensive to buy a can of Coke in Philly. No, according to the mayor, those higher prices are caused by city businesses price gouging their customers in order to stir up opposition...
  • Repealing Obamacare Is Just the Start: How to Fix American Health Care, Part 1

    01/13/2017 12:28:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | January 12, 2017 | Jim DeMint
    Obamacare, the left’s grand attempt to create a national government-run health care system, has failed. They promised lower health insurance premiums, but delivered higher ones. They promised more choice and competition, but delivered less. They promised continuity and better access to care, but delivered disruption and dislocation. Despite promises that people could keep their plans and doctors, thousands of Americans were forced into more expensive insurance with higher deductibles and plans that didn’t include their doctors. After spending billions in tax dollars, Obamacare managed to increase the number of people with health insurance by much less than predicted—with over 80...
  • John Lewis: ‘I Don’t See Trump as a Legitimate President’

    01/13/2017 12:21:45 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 112 replies
    NBC News ^ | January 13, 2017 | Matt Rivera
    In an exclusive interview with NBC News' "Meet the Press," Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) said he does not believe Donald Trump is a "legitimate president," citing Russian interference in last year's election. Asked whether he would try to forge a relationship with the president-elect, Lewis said that he believes in forgiveness, but added, "it's going to be very difficult. I don't see this president-elect as a legitimate president." When pressed to explain why, he cited allegations of Russian hacks during the campaign that lead to the release of internal documents from the Democratic National Committee, and Hillary Clinton's campaign co-chairman,...
  • Dejected Dems Beg Donors To Forget Presidency, Rebuild The Party

    01/13/2017 5:48:41 AM PST · by kevcol · 26 replies
    The Daily Caller News Foundation ^ | January 12, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    McAuliffe joined Holder to head up the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, a group devoted to ensuring that Democrats add representation during the redistricting process, which will be based on the 2020 national census. The two men worry that Democratic donors focus too much on presidential elections, and not enough on the elections which control down ballot races nationwide. “We’ve got to be smarter about how we’re building the future of this party,” McAuliffe told the Times. “We have been decimated at the state level, and it’s at the state level that they draw the maps. We raise all this money...
  • The Sordid History of the Firm Behind the Trump-Russia Dossier

    01/12/2017 9:15:04 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 26 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | Mark Hemingway
    Thursday's New York Times has a report on how the highly suspicious dossier alleging that Donald Trump was compromised by Russian intelligence agents came into existence. Among the other interesting revelations was that the dubious opposition research report was put together by the research firm Fusion GPS: The story began in September 2015, when a wealthy Republican donor who strongly opposed Mr. Trump put up the money to hire a Washington research firm run by former journalists, Fusion GPS, to compile a dossier about the real estate magnate's past scandals and weaknesses, according to a person familiar with the effort....
  • Linda Bean Calls Anti-Trump Boycotts 'Un-American,' Form Of Bullying (LL Bean)

    01/12/2017 10:05:30 AM PST · by blam · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1-12-2017 | Julia Limitone
    Julia Limitone January 12, 2017 Linda Bean on calls for L.L. Bean boycott: It's bullying L.L. Bean Board Member and Co-Owner Linda Bean on calls for a boycott of the company because of her support for President-elect Donald Trump and the state of the U.S. economy. Linda Bean, the granddaughter and co-owner of L.L. Bean, on Thursday said U.S. businesses are under attack and being bullied by anti-Trump groups. A group, Grabyourwallet.org, called for a boycott of L.L. Bean after Linda Bean, one of 50 family members that own the outdoor apparel maker, contributed $60,000 to a political action committee...
  • The Real Reason for the Left’s All-Out Assault on Jeff Sessions

    01/12/2017 7:31:18 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | January 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Observers of this week’s confirmation hearings for the post of U.S. attorney general might think it odd to see Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., rewind the clock to a single voter fraud case from the 1980s. Under persistent questioning, Sessions has had to defend his decision to prosecute a case of brazen voter fraud—something that was his job to do. The repeated references to this case by some senators represent just how far the civil rights industry has swerved from its honorable roots to derail a confirmation. Character assassination, false testimony, performance protests aimed at securing retweets instead of reconciliation, and...
  • Rep. Brooks: Dems' 'war on whites' behind some criticism of Sessions

    01/11/2017 5:29:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | January 11, 2017 | Chris Massie
    Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks said in a radio interview on Tuesday that criticism of Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions, who is Donald Trump's pick to be attorney general, is part of an ongoing "war on whites" by Democrats. "It's really about political power and racial division and what I've referred to on occasion as the 'war on whites.' They are trying to motivate the African-American vote to vote-bloc for Democrats by using every 'Republican is a racist' tool that they can envision," the Republican congressman said on "The Morning Show With Toni & Gary" on WBHP 800 Alabama radio. "Even if...
  • Democrats say Obama must 'deprive' Trump of using Guantanamo Bay

    01/11/2017 4:54:24 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The New York Daily News ^ | January 11, 2017 | Christopher Brennan
    Democratic lawmakers are calling for President Obama to close Guantanamo Bay because "Donald Trump must be deprived of the use” of the controversial prison. Representatives including New York City’s Hakeem Jeffries, Jerrold Nadler, Nydia Velazquez and Jose Serrano signed a letter sent to the White House Wednesday. Obama promised during his first presidential campaign to close the facility on Cuban soil, which was filled with suspected terrorists during the Bush administration, some of whom have stayed there for years without a trial or charges. The White House has said that it is working to move the 18 inmates who remain...
  • Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath

    01/11/2017 2:43:52 PM PST · by The_Harlequin · 42 replies
    Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath gives a voice to victims of the Church of Scientology despite public attempts to discredit them.
  • Sob story: Hillary and Obama operatives out of work, grieving, can’t find employment

    01/10/2017 12:26:02 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 59 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/10/17 | Robert Laurie
    Nancy Pelosi has the answer to Democrat unemployment To paraphrase the immortal Albert Rosenfield, “This is what we call a real three-hanky story.” The folks at The Politico are pacing the floor, wringing their hands, furrowing their brows, and fretting about jobs. No, they’re not distraught over the 95 Million people who are out of the labor force. Those people can fend for themselves. They’re troubled by the impending poverty facing Hillary loyalists and operatives in Washington D.C.
  • The Left’s Toxic Identity Obsession

    01/10/2017 8:52:54 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 10 Jan, 2017 | NOAH ROTHMAN
    In the days that followed Donald Trump’s election victory, liberal assessments about what went wrong and prescriptions for how the Left can move forward were in short supply. There were, however, exceptions. Notable among those was Mark Lilla’s piece in the New York Times ten days after Hillary Clinton’s loss describing the need to bring about an end to the “age of identity liberalism.” Lilla’s case in favor of a “pre-identity liberalism” is a convincing one, but he doesn’t propose a method to bring about a return to this providential status quo ante. There’s a reason for that: there isn’t...
  • Trump’s Cabinet Picks Don’t Need the Jobs

    01/10/2017 4:27:23 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I mentioned something yesterday that I think is a golden opportunity for the country, and that is Trump’s cabinet selections. And particularly the people he has chosen who are from the epitome, the heights of success in the business world and in other areas of personal achievement. Because I believe people like that should be the role models — among the role models — that people in this country have. And I believe these people should… It’s okay for them to be aspirational. It’s okay for people to want to be like them, and the left wants no part...
  • Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn Glare Daggers Through Meryl Streep's Anti-Trump speech (PICS!) Ed. TR.

    01/09/2017 7:05:16 PM PST · by brucedickinson · 43 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1-9-2017 | Kiri Blakeley
    Meryl Streep's speech condemning President-elect Donald Trump for perceived bullying tactics and intolerance didn't go over well with at least two of the stars in the gilded Golden Globes audience on Sunday night. Mel Gibson, known as conservative, and Vince Vaughn, known as libertarian, death glared throughout Streep's speech - with Vaughn demonstrating the ability to not blink for an uncomfortably long period of time. Gibson looked confused as he frowned and touched his chin as Meryl took Donald Trump to task for mocking a disabled reporter, bullying, and inciting disrespect and violence. Twitter noticed that the pair's stony mugs...
  • Ted Cruz just took the Dems' Jeff Sessions hearing hypocrisy and killed it with FIRE

    01/10/2017 2:31:38 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 270 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 01/10/2017 | By: Maria Jeffrey
    During Senator Jeff Sessions’, R-Ala. (C,78%) Attorney General confirmation hearing today in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, Senator Ted Cruz, R-Tex. (A, 97%) pointed out numerous Democratic hypocrisies that have been manifested in the past few years and during the hearing. Democrats on the committee, especially Senator Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif. (F, 0%) had been grilling Sessions on whether he would uphold abortion laws in the United States if he becomes Attorney General. Senator Patrick Leahy, D, Vt. (F, 6%) interrogated Sessions on LGBT rights, questioning whether Sessions would uphold civil rights laws as Attorney General. But did the Democrats...
  • Russian Hack: Democrats Haven’t Been This Mad Since Lincoln Freed the Slaves

    01/10/2017 6:33:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 10, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Russian situation and all that continues to cause a huge meltdown all throughout the Democrat Party. Folks, let me tell you something. The Democrats have not been this mad since Lincoln freed the slaves. I’ve never seen anything like this. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: The Democrats are in hysteria. The Democrats are now demanding a 9/11-style special commission to probe Russia. What am I telling you about they cannot accept reality, folks? Seriously, I’ve never seen ’em this mad, the Democrats, since Lincoln freed the slaves. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I think what’s happening… You look at this story I...
  • Former Pro-Clinton Super PAC Staffer Says Sanders Backers Were Threatened

    01/10/2017 7:39:55 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | January 10, 2017 | Lachlan Markay
    Leaders of a pro-Hillary Clinton political group threatened to fire employees who questioned its founder’s criticism of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, according to a former staffer. Employees of American Bridge 21st Century, an opposition research-focused super PAC that backed Clinton’s candidacy, “had their employment threatened when they complained” about the treatment of Sanders, said Will Urquhart, formerly an American Bridge video tracker. Urquhart revealed the group’s treatment of Sanders supporters in a pair of tweets on Tuesday. He was responding to statements by American Bridge founder David Brock, who publicly apologized on Tuesday for his treatment of Sanders. “I recognize...
  • Rep. Clay Attempts To File Charges Over Removal Of Painting Depicting Cops As Pigs

    01/10/2017 7:23:10 AM PST · by Zakeet · 41 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | January 9, 2017 | Kerry Picket
    Democratic Missouri Rep. Lacy Clay wants to file a theft charge with Capitol Hill Police against Republican California Rep. Duncan Hunter for removing a painting in the capitol that depicts police officers as pigs. Clay told reporters Monday night that police spoke to his chief of staff earlier in the day and have not been helpful to the congressman in his quest to file charges against Hunter. "I think he was way out of bounds and he broke the law. It's called theft," Clay said. "I don't think anyone up here is qualified to be an art critic. I'm...
  • FRC: Libs Try to Unhinge Trump's Cabinet

    01/10/2017 7:02:44 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 5 replies
    Family Research Council ^ | January 9, 2017
    Libs Try to Unhinge Trump's Cabinet After eight years of fundamentally transforming America, most liberals aren't exactly thrilled to see it transformed back. Desperate to keep their legacy of lawlessness alive, the Left is taking the surest path to protecting their "progress:" fighting the leaders who would unravel it and return law and order to America. With the New Year came a new intensity to knock down any cabinet nominees of President-elect Donald Trump's who pose a threat to President Obama's radical gains. To their disappointment, that seems to be almost everyone. The cabinet Donald Trump is assembling has been...
  • ‘There Are No Jobs’: Obama Loyalists Scramble To Find Work

    01/09/2017 8:46:04 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 167 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/8/16 | Ted Goodman
    Outgoing White House staff and President Obama-appointees are struggling to find new work after Donald Trump and Republicans generally swept into office last November. Thousands of Obama loyalists are struggling to find work in a city now dominated by the GOP, according to a report from Politico. “It feels like there are just thousands of us trying to find a job, and there are no jobs,” Mira Patel, a longtime Clinton aide told Politico. Democratic operatives and Obama staffers no longer have the more than 4,000 presidential appointed jobs to transition to after President-elect Trump takes office. Politico describes how...
  • Schumer: We Will Only Work With Trump If He 'Abandons Republicans' (In Your Dreams, Chuckie)

    01/09/2017 11:35:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 9, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Last week was a bit interesting from the Senate Democrat side. The olive branch that was offered by Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), the new Senate Minority Leader, was blunt and straightforward to the incoming Trump White House. WeÂ’ll only work with you if you abandon the Republicans and adhere to 100 percent of what we want to do (via Real Clear Politics/CNN): CHUCK SCHUMER: I said, Mr. President-elect, you went after both the Democratic and Republican establishments when you ran. You were an anti-establishment change candidate. But by your cabinet picks and your early pronouncements, you seem to be embracing...
  • An Open Letter to Meryl Streep

    01/09/2017 6:15:04 PM PST · by pboyington · 30 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | January 9, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    Dear Ms. Streep, Congratulations on your award last night. You’ve had a long and successful career. Bravo for you. I’m sorry to say, I personally don’t like your films or your acting, but I guess I’m just another deplorable who watches football and “mixed” martial arts when John Wayne movies aren’t on TV. In typical Hollywood tradition, you used your moment in the spotlight on stage to bash President-Elect Trump and soon to be President Trump. As Jackie Gleason said, “How sweet it is…” Your little tirade on stage consisted of a myriad of criticisms launched against Mr. Trump. In...
  • Dems to rehang painting depicting police as pigs, after GOP rep took it down

    01/09/2017 4:11:41 PM PST · by CardCarryingMember.VastRightWC · 65 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2017/01/09 | FoxNews
    Democratic lawmakers plan to rehang a controversial painting on Capitol Hill that angered law enforcement groups with its depiction of police officers as pigs, after Republican Rep. Duncan Hunter personally took down the picture last week. ...... Rep. Lacy Clay, D-Mo ... CBC member ... [the CBC said]: “The rehanging of this painting ... yadayada ... protecting the rights of a student artist ... blahblah ... a proud statement in defense of the 1st Amendment"
  • Obama White House Veterans Tackle The Trump Era With New Political Media Site

    01/09/2017 2:16:06 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | January 9, 2017 | Michael Calderone, senior media reporter
    Because Trump “has Breitbart and Twitter and he’ll just swamp you.” If Hillary Clinton had won, Tommy Vietor, Jon Favreau and Jon Lovett would have kept their day jobs. The three friends, all in their mid-30s and veterans of the Obama White House, had gone to the West Coast, where two started a consulting firm and the third wrote screenplays. Last year they dipped back into the campaign fray through an election-focused podcast, “Keepin’ It 1600.” The trio of political junkies got their fix with the part-time initiative, mixing it up with political operatives and Washington journalists. Lovett, a former...
  • Double Standard? Obama '09 Cabinet picks slid through; Trump's face hold-up

    01/09/2017 2:05:07 PM PST · by Innovative · 20 replies
    FoxNews ^ | Jan. 9, 2017 | Fox News
    Donald Trump’s team has a message for Senate Democrats threatening to slow-walk their nominees: Give the president-elect’s Cabinet picks the same treatment extended to President Obama’s. Top transition officials, along with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., are citing a potential double standard as some Democratic lawmakers seek a delay in advance of a packed schedule of confirmation hearings. Eight years ago, the Senate confirmed seven Cabinet-level nominees the day of Obama’s inauguration, including top picks like Janet Napolitano for Homeland Security secretary. Hillary Clinton was confirmed as secretary of state the following day.
  • Senator Has Concerns About Education Nominee [semi-satire]

    01/09/2017 9:27:11 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 8 Jan 2017 | John Semmens
    Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), ranking Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee expressed doubts about the fitness of President-Elect Donald Trump's nominee for Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos. "I appreciate that Ms. DeVos took the time to meet with me, I can't say that I would have done the same had our roles been reversed," Murray declared. "At our meeting she did nothing to allay my fears that she would continue to be an advocate for school choice. This pernicious ideology is founded on the absurd premise that individual parents ought to have the biggest say in...
  • Democrats planning stall tactics for Trump's Cabinet picks this week

    01/09/2017 6:46:54 AM PST · by Cheerio · 34 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 1/9/17 | Susan Ferrechio
    Senate Republicans will begin the confirmation process for President-elect Trump's Cabinet this week amid efforts by Democrats to stall the process. Half a dozen nominees will appear at Senate confirmation hearings scheduled for Jan. 11. The Senate Judiciary Committee will start a two-day hearing beginning Jan. 10 to consider the nomination of Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., who is Trump's pick for attorney general. "The priorities between now and Jan. 20 are hearings on Cabinet members," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Besides Sessions, the other nominees appearing are Rex Tillerson for state, Betsy DeVos for education, retired Marine Gen....
  • How dare Mr. Trump win the election!

    01/09/2017 8:08:53 AM PST · by detective · 4 replies
    Renew America ^ | Sher Zieve
    With acknowledgement and thanks for the musical Evita: "Oh, what a circus...oh, what a show! The Leftists have gone to town over the [political] death of a woman called Hillary Clinton. They've all gone crazy...protesting at night crying all of the way and falling all over themselves to end Trump's Inaugural Day!" How arrogant of Donald J. Trump to have run against this woman...and won! Why...why...it's misogynistic for him to have not let her win and means that he's a racist anti-Semite woman hater who beats his wife and small animals!!! Doesn't make sense...right? Then again, when did leftists ever...
  • At home and abroad, Obama’s trail of disasters

    01/09/2017 6:07:27 AM PST · by Makana · 19 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 8, 2017 | Jeff Jacoby
    AS HE PREPARES to move out of the White House, Barack Obama is understandably focused on his legacy and reputation. The president will deliver a farewell address in Chicago on Tuesday; he told his supporters in an e-mail that the speech would “celebrate the ways you’ve changed this country for the better these past eight years,” and previewed his closing argument in a series of tweets hailing “the remarkable progress” for which he hopes to be remembered. In 2010, two years after electing him president, voters trounced Obama’s party, handing Democrats the biggest midterm losses in 72 years. Obama was...
  • Democrats wage anti-Trump offensive for their own gain

    01/08/2017 6:30:56 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 26 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Michael Goodwin
    This is a first: Donald Trump is guilty of an understatement, of making a molehill out of a mountain. He called the Washington furor over Russian hacking a “witch hunt” when it is actually far more sinister and dangerous. Witch hunts end. The Washington mob aims to make sure the election never ends and that Trump can never govern. There are no modern precedents to the scandalous attempts to smear and undermine the president-elect. Nearly nine weeks after his victory and less than two weeks before he takes the oath, the voter-nullification plot is growing more vile. It began when...
  • Vanity.......Golden Globes on tonight...I won't be watching!!!

    01/08/2017 8:15:44 AM PST · by JLAGRAYFOX · 55 replies
    Golden Globes on this evening....I won't be tuning in. I do not believe in telling folks to boycott a particular TV presentation...and, I will not press folks not to watch this farce, this evening. I have made my choice, and, that is it!!! Americans can choose for themselves. All I see is dead and wounded, innocent Americans laying on the floors of the Terminal II baggage concourse, in Fort Lauderdale International Airport, caused by either an Obamabot nutcase or terrorist....take your pick., dead and wounded Israeli soldiers, run down by another of Obama's Muslim brothers in hate, and the four...
  • Someone is trying to take down the Drudge Report — and it's a mystery who's behind it

    01/08/2017 8:08:13 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 78 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Oliver Darcy
    The Drudge Report, the highly trafficked conservative news website, has been knocked offline for extended periods of time over the course of the last two weeks, succumbing to large distributed denial of service attacks, according to its founder, Matt Drudge. And it's a mystery who's behind it all. Drudge wrote on Twitter that a December 30 attack was the "biggest DDoS since [the] site's inception." A DDoS attack is executed by using hijacked computers or electronic devices to flood a website with redundant requests, aiming to overload the website's hosting server and render it unavailable.
  • Jeff Sessions shunned, slandered by longtime Senate Democrat collaborators

    01/08/2017 6:17:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 87 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 8, 2017 | S.A. Miller
    Senate Democrats are poised to throw away 20 years of friendship and a bipartisan working relationship with Sen. Jeff Sessions to wreak political vengeance on him this week as they consider his nomination for attorney general. Highlighting the deep partisan divide and the bad blood between Democratic lawmakers and President-elect Donald Trump, the same senators who have socialized and co-authored reams of legislation with Mr. Sessions are under pressure from liberal interest groups to air accusations that he is a racist, a sexist and a homophobe. Mr. Sessions, who has held an Alabama seat in the Senate since 1997 and...
  • Illinois Congressman: Poverty Plays A Large Role In Chicago Gun Violence

    01/08/2017 5:28:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | January 7, 2017 | Staff
    Congressman Danny Davis is a Democrat representing Illinois's 7th District, which includes some Chicago neighborhoods hardest hit by gun violence. His own grandson was shot and killed last November. MICHEL MARTIN, HOST: We hear now from Congressman Danny Davis. He's represented the 7th Congressional District since 1996, but gun violence is not just an abstract concept to him. His 15-year-old grandson Javon was killed in a dispute over borrowed clothing last November, and Congressman Davis delivered the eulogy. He was kind enough to host us in his offices on Capitol Hill. Congressman, thank you so much for speaking with us...