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  • Rep. Hank Johnson Compares Trump to ‘Charismatic’ Hitler, Says Supporters Are Old and ‘Dying Early’

    01/03/2019 9:30:13 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 60 replies
    Mediaite ^ | January 3, 2019 | Julio Rosas
    Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA) said President Donald Trump’s rise to power is similar to how Adolf Hitler became the infamous German dictator, at an event hosted by the Atlanta NAACP. He also went after Trump voters for being “old”, “less educated”, and dying early from alcoholism. “Americans elected an authoritarian, an anti-immigrant, racist strongman to the nation’s highest office,” Johnson said in his speech. “Donald Trump and his ‘Make America Great Again’ followers who want to return American back to a time where white men and white privilege were unchallenged, and where minorities and women were in their place.”
  • Trump EPA orders rollback of Obama mercury regulations

    12/29/2018 4:59:54 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 43 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 29, 2018 | Ellen Knickmeyer
    The Trump administration has targeted an Obama-era regulation credited with helping dramatically reduce toxic mercury pollution from coal-fired power plants, saying the benefits to human health and the environment may not be worth the cost of the regulation. The 2011 Obama administration rule, called the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards, led to what electric utilities say was an $18 billion clean-up of mercury and other toxins from the smokestacks of coal-fired power plants. Overall, environmental groups say, federal and state efforts have cut mercury emissions from coal-fired power plants by 85 percent in roughly the last decade. Mercury causes brain...
  • 'Green New Deal' divides Democrats intent on addressing climate change

    12/28/2018 4:46:44 AM PST · by Libloather · 17 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 12/27/18 | Elise Viebeck, David Weigel
    **SNIP** Climate activists expressed disappointment. "Without a mandate to create a plan and a requirement that its members don't take fossil fuel money, we are deeply concerned that this committee will be just another of the many committees we've seen failing our generation our entire lives," said Varshini Prakash, the Sunrise Movement's spokeswoman. The push reflects the increasing power and visibility of liberals on Capitol Hill. Poised to be the largest of the values-based caucuses next year, the Congressional Progressive Caucus has already received a jolt of energy from members such as Ocasio-Cortez, whose political celebrity and regular posts to...
  • The Anatomy of an American Jewish Deplorable

    12/21/2018 10:55:19 AM PST · by PA Engineer · 28 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/21/2018 | Howard Sachs
    Most non-orthodox Jews in America undergo cognitive dissonance when they get to know political views of people like me. I am a constitutional conservative, non-orthodox Jew who pulled the lever hard and strong for President Trump and would do it again over any Democrat (man or woman of the left). I would do it again even if 27 Playboy Bunnies signed nondisclosure agreements, because, in the wide scheme of things, Playboy Bunnies are meaningless in comparison to civilization affecting things like whether we hand $150 billion dollars to America- and Jew-hating terrorists in Iran, deny that boys are boys and...
  • Trump Is Sabotaging Himself (and His Party) by Pandering to His Base

    12/19/2018 9:19:53 PM PST · by Signalman · 65 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/19/2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    Remember the old saw about the salesman who loses money on every sale but thinks he can make up the shortfall by selling in volume? That's what comes to mind every time I hear people say that President Trump is being shrewd by pandering to his base. Consider last week's remarkable Oval Office meeting between Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Trump. (There is photo evidence, but no audio, to suggest that Vice President Mike Pence was also in the room.) What was supposed to be a brief photo-op turned into a dramatic confrontation when the president...
  • Life as a Trump-Supporting Female in Manhattan

    12/17/2018 10:08:08 AM PST · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 12/17/2018 | Pam Garber
    As that rarest of species in Manhattan – a single female and therapist who supports the policies of Donald Trump – I am routinely informed by my dates and peers that, in addition to my common, domestic lifestyle, I am "destroying the world." Finding someone whom I can share my life with is a priority, and I am on a mainstream dating site. After a favorable email exchange with a divorced guy, things moved to a phone conversation. He asked what I do. I said I am a therapist. We talked about our mutual interest in running, and I said...
  • Her Dispatches From Trump Country Are Perfect. Maybe Too Perfect.

    11/22/2018 6:34:57 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Washington Monthly ^ | November/December 2018 | Gilad Edelman
    There’s something suspicious about Salena Zito’s glowing profiles of Trump voters. Does anyone in conservative media care? If it weren’t for Donald Trump, Salena Zito would likely still be unknown outside of Pittsburgh. Zito, a former political staffer and consultant, was forty-six when she was hired to write about politics for the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review in 2005. The paper was then owned by the late conservative billionaire activist Richard Mellon Scaife. It was Zito’s entry to journalism. For eleven years, she served as a hybrid reporter-columnist, filing moderately conservative opinion pieces leavened with folksy, on-the-ground interviews of the everyday people she...
  • Guardian: White Women Who Vote Republican Embrace ‘Racist Sadism"

    11/11/2018 11:08:00 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies ^ | 11/10/2018 | Tom Williams
    Trump supporters are not only deplorable, they also exhibit a “peevish, racist cruelty,” declares the Guardian newspaper Friday, which makes white women who vote Republican especially guilty. The 53 percent of white women who voted for Trump in 2016 bear out “the conventional wisdom that white women would rather choose the racism espoused by the Republican party than join in the moral coalition represented by men of color and other women,” writes Guardian columnist Moira Donegan in an over-the-top essay.
  • NBC Wonders How Long ‘American Majority Will Tolerate Being Pushed Around By A Rural Minority’

    11/07/2018 2:03:14 PM PST · by roses of sharon · 280 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 11/7/18 | Derek Hunter
    NBC News intelligence and national security reporter Ken Dilanian is no stranger to expressing his opinions on social media. Last month, after the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, Dilanian advocated for a change in how senators are allotted to the states. Now, he’s openly wondering “how much longer the American majority will tolerate being pushed around by a rural minority.”
  • Scarborough: Hard for Me Not to Judge Friends Who Vote Republican

    11/06/2018 10:05:54 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 112 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Such a magnanimous guy, that Joe Scarborough. He doesn't usually judge his friends, no matter how they vote. But not this year. On today's Morning Joe, Scarborough said that not judging friends is "a little harder to do in 2018." A Scarborough tweet that was displayed made clear what Joe had in mind: anyone voting for "Trump" [i.e., for Republicans] is voting for "lies," and "racism."Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • NYT Columnist: Let's Face It, All Republicans Are Just Bad People

    11/05/2018 3:20:37 PM PST · by jazusamo · 118 replies ^ | November 5, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    So, after all this talk about dialing down the rhetoric, letÂ’s be clear about something: thatÂ’s never, ever going to happen. As long as there is a Democratic Party, it wonÂ’t happen. You cannot reason with these people. We said the same thing after the assassination attempt of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ). It didnÂ’t take. Why? ItÂ’s because Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives, red states and blue states are different. We have different cultural attitudes, different views on patriotism (Democrats hate outward displays of national pride), and DEEP differences on how government should run the country. We...
  • Trump stumps in cities that don’t look that much like US

    11/03/2018 5:57:58 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 87 replies
    Associated Press ^ | 11/3/2018 | JOSH BOAK
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is in the final stretch of a 44-city blitz for the midterm elections, but the America he’s glimpsed from the airport arrivals and his armored limousine is hardly a reflection of the nation as a whole.The president has mostly traveled to counties that are whiter, less educated and have lower incomes than the rest of the United States, according to Census Bureau data. It’s a sign that he is seeking to galvanize the same group of voters that helped carry him to victory in 2016. Trump has largely eschewed the big metropolises for smaller...
  • An election lesson not learned

    10/31/2018 5:06:58 PM PDT · by TBP · 20 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 30, 2018 | Anthony Scaramucci
    On Sept. 10, 2016, at a fund raiser in New York, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton infamously called half of Donald Trump’s supporters a “basket of deplorables.” I’m sure you remember the moment. In a very real sense, Hillary lost the election that day. The Trump campaign seized the opportunity. Mr. Trump had been behind in the polls but had started to make up ground. He needed an opening to pull even and eventually overcome the poll numbers. Hillary handed it to him on a platter. Donald Trump then hijacked the Democratic base. Many of those deplorables, as Hillary called them,...
  • MSNBC Host: The Real Mobs Are Those People Who Go To Trump Rallies

    10/24/2018 6:36:12 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 61 replies ^ | October 24, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    A turncoat is a turncoat—and that’s exactly what MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace has become over at that miserable network. Yes, MSNBC has but one purpose: to keep liberals' blood pressures low. That’s it. It might as well change its name to MSDNC. Yesterday, Wallace commented that the only mobs she sees are those terrible, terrible hard-working and patriotic Americans who attend Trump rallies (via RCP): "I want to talk about the word mob," she said. "The mobs I see are people who go to Trump rallies and laugh when Donald Trump mimics the testimony of an alleged victim of sexual assault....
  • I Found Trump’s Biggest Fan

    10/06/2018 6:12:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | October 3, 2018 | Ben Bradlee Jr.
    Lynette Villano’s grandson doesn’t speak to her because of it, but she’s still one of the president’s most die-hard supporters. Are there enough Lynettes for Trump to win in 2020? The day after the 2016 election, Lynette Villano, a 72-year-old widow and clerk for the Wyoming Valley Sanitary Authority in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, sent her grandson Connor Mulvey a text message: “I guess you can probably figure out that I’m very happy today,” Lynnette began. “Donald Trump is to your generation what Ronald Reagan was to ours. I am so fortunate to have been part of both. … He defied conventional...
  • WSJ, NYT: Kavanaugh Smear Shows We’re All Deplorables Now

    10/05/2018 6:57:31 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | October 05, 2018 | ED MORRISSEY
    Welcome to the new “Democratic norms,” the Wall Street Journal’s editorial board warns today — as if the lesson could possibly have escaped anyone’s notice. Now that the FBI has found no corroboration for the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, the entire process — especially last night’s particularly despicable and McCarthyist smear from Dick Durbin and his fellow Judiciary Democrats — has been exposed as a character-assassination strategy in service to power politics, the WSJ’s editors write. If the left can do this to a well-regarded, mainstream, center-right jurist, they warn, it can happen to any of us: Don’t think for...
  • Wall Street Journal on Brett Kavanaugh: ‘We’re All Deplorables Now’

    10/03/2018 10:11:30 PM PDT · by familyop · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | October 3, 2018 | Joel B. Pollak
    The Wall Street Journal has published a lead editorial Wednesday evening in which it argues the Democrats’ effort to destroy Brett Kavanaugh has reminded anti-Trump conservatives that the left hates them even more than it hates the president. The Journal further argues that the left has unified Republicans — a seemingly impossible task, given internal divisions over Trump — by reminding them that Democrats’ hatred is not about Trump, but about the raw desire for power at any cost.
  • GoFundMe campaign for Kavanaugh raises over $500,000

    10/03/2018 11:16:27 PM PDT · by blueplum · 33 replies
    The Hill via MSN ^ | 03 Oct 2018 | Aris Folley
    A GoFundMe campaign has raised more than $550,000 to support Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and his family, in the wake of allegations of sexual assault being leveled against him. John Hawkins, who owns conservative blog, Right Wing News, said he created the GoFundMe eight days ago because he was "disgusted" by Kavanaugh's treatment throughout his nomination.... ...Hawkins went on to say that he that all of the money collected "will go to Brett Kavanaugh's family or alternately, if they refuse to accept it, to a charity of their choice." In a recent update to the crowdfunding page, Hawkins wrote...
  • “Growing Heavy For the Vintage”

    10/03/2018 5:53:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 10-3-18 | MOTUS
    “You're bound to get idears if you go thinkin' about stuff” ― John Steinbeck, The Grapes of WrathI understand Kurt Schlichter has a new book out called THE MILITANT NORMALS and it sounds like a fun read, for us “normals” anyway.From the Amazon blurb: (highlights mine) Written by one of the conservative movement's wittiest commentators, is a no-holds-barred takedown of the preening elites who have all but made normalcy a crime in America.Donald Trump is only the beginning of a mighty disruption in American politics and culture, thanks to the rise of the militant Normals in America. They built this...
  • Republicans Deploy Grassroots Army to Defy History, Hold House Majority in November

    10/02/2018 12:05:13 AM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 October 2018 | Sean Moran
    MOUNT LAUREL, New Jersey–The Congressional Leadership Fund (CLF), a leading Republican super PAC, continues to lead the charge to deploy the Republican grassroots to defy history and hold the House Republican majority, as seen by their efforts in New Jersey’s third congressional district and documented by Breitbart News. The Congressional Leadership Fund, the super PAC endorsed by the House Republican leadership, announced on Saturday that they held their fourth “Super Saturday” to reach a record number of Republican voters across the nation. CLF is using its 40 field offices to engage with over 500,000 targeted voters in key congressional districts...