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  • Breaking: Green Party withdraws PA recount demand

    12/03/2016 5:01:14 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 3, 2016 | ED MORRISEY
    Looks like Jill Stein has run out of cash. CBS’ Pittsburgh affiliate reports that the Green Party can’t raise the $1 million bond for the Pennsylvania recount, and has withdrawn their demand. And with that, the election is well and truly over: The Green Party is dropping its court case seeking a recount of Pennsylvania’s Nov. 8 presidential election. It had wanted to explore whether voting machines and systems had been hacked and the election result manipulated.The Green Party’s filing came Saturday, saying it couldn’t afford the $1 million bond the court had set. A Commonwealth Court hearing had been...
  • Yes, you can blame millennials in Pa. and elsewhere for Clinton's loss

    12/03/2016 9:39:47 AM PST · by dirtboy · 88 replies
    Wash Post via Philly.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | Aaron Blake
    Hillary Clinton's campaign has lots of excuses for losing. There's the electoral college, James Comey, the media's alleged over-exuberance in digging into Clinton's email server, etc. But Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said Thursday that one particular group is especially to blame: millennials. As Karen Tumulty and Philip Rucker reported from the big election postmortem at Harvard on Thursday night: Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook also acknowledged that her operation had made a number of mistakes and miscalculations, while being buffeted by what he repeatedly described as a "headwind" of being an establishment candidate in a season where voters were...
  • Democrats Remain Stuck On Stupid

    12/03/2016 11:10:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2016 | Jeff Crouere
    In the aftermath of another devastating electoral loss, Democrats have not learned their lessons very well. In the U.S. Senate, Democrats elected 66-year old Chuck Schumer of New York as their Minority Leader, replacing the outgoing Harry Reid of Nevada. Schumer will offer more East Coast liberal leadership to a party that desperately needs to move ideologically to the center and geographically to the countrys heartland. In an even worse move, House Democrats re-elected super liberal Nancy Pelosi of San Francisco as their Minority Leader. Pelosi has been leading House Democrats since 2003 and has been at the helm...
  • Return White House Drug Czar to Cabinet

    12/03/2016 11:02:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2016 | Robert Charles
    Many critical issues tied to fundamental bureaucratic reform and redirection of federal policies await the Trump/Pence cabinet. But one cabinet pick, often forgotten and vital to redirecting national policy at a time of crisis, is the so-called Drug Czar. Formally, this post is known as the White House Director of the Office of National Drug Control (ONDCP). This position has never been more important, nor has any president been better positioned to shape the future with such an appointment. Opiate addiction has skyrocketed, leading to a breathtaking loss of 47,055 lives last year. Deaths by synthetic drugs quintupled in some...
  • Improving Environmental Programs

    12/03/2016 10:34:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2016 | Paul Driessen
    Donald Trump plans to roll back progress on climate change, energy and the environment, activists, regulators and their media allies assert. The claim depends on ones definition of progress. These interest groups define progress as ever-expanding laws, regulations, bureaucracies and power, to bring air and water emissions of every description down to zero, to prevent diseases that they attribute to manmade pollutants and forestall dangerous manmade climate change. Achieving those goals requires controlling nearly every facet of our economy, industries, lives, livelihoods and living standards. If we are talking about halting and reversing this unbridled federal control, President-Elect Trump has...
  • Dont Be Played By The Liberal Media: An Open Letter to All Minorities

    12/03/2016 10:21:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2016 | Harry R. Jackson, Jr
    After President Donald Trumps shocking defeat of Hillary Clinton, you would think members of the mainstream media would take a good look in the mirror to begin to evaluate how they got the outcome so wrong. Instead, the same people who promised us Trump had no chance of victory are hysterically insisting that the world is coming to an end. For months, we were told that a Clinton victory was inevitable, and nearly every poll seemed to confirm this viewpoint. Of course Clinton did end up winning the popular vote, as many national polls projected, but her losses in...
  • Gary Sinise should be Romneys VA secretary, says Gingrich

    12/03/2016 9:59:49 AM PST · by NonValueAdded · 53 replies
    Human Events ^ | 11 July 2012 | Hope Hodge
    If elected president, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney should add some star power by seating Gary Sinise on his cabinet, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich told Human Events this week in an interview. Gingrich suggested that Romney could make the CSI:NY star, best known for his 1994 breakout role as Lieutenant Dan in Forrest Gump, his Secretary of Veterans Affairs, saying Sinise cares deeply for military veterans and could bring fresh eyes to the job.
  • From Mao to Castro: Tyrants Die, But Bad Ideas Live On

    12/03/2016 8:24:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 3, 2016 | Helen Raleigh
    My dad told me that after Mao passed away on September 9th, 1976, the entirety of China fell into a forced month-long mourning period. Thousands of make-shift memorial services were set up throughout the country. Government agencies, factories and stores all closed their doors so people could pay their respects to their "great leader." Everyone understood that the unofficial command was that you must cry, and the louder the better. It was dangerous to fake it, because someone standing next to you was just as eager to do the government's evil bidding by policing your display of emotions. In addition...
  • Trump's Cabinet: Character and Ability, Not Politics

    12/03/2016 6:22:37 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2016 | Jeffrey Folks
    Obama's cabinet picks had one thing in common: they were all ideological leftists who fell in line with the president's thinking. Most of them not only thought like Obama, but shared the same background. They were so-called intellectuals educated at elite universities in the Northeast, held advanced degrees, and had no idea whatsoever how the real world operated. The ineffectual Obama cabinet included Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. After bringing chaos to Libya, Syria, Egypt, Bahrain, and Iraq and executing a failed "reset" with Vladimir Putin, Clinton was replaced by the equally inept John Kerry. Both Clinton and Kerry...
  • Trump: The Hedgehog President

    12/03/2016 5:51:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2016 | Jonathan D'Oleo
    In their book Presidential Greatness political scientists Marc Landy and Sidney Milkis argue that the success of a president rests on his ability to engage the nation in its struggle for its constitutional soul. Moreover, they posit that a great president is he who is able to stage a conservative revolution that brings about change and establishes a lasting legacy. A conservative revolution in this context is to be understood as significant progress within the bounds of the Constitution and not as a political ideology in itself. Formulated and published at the very turn of the 21st century, these standards...
  • Columbia University's Climate: A Visit to an Alternate Universe

    12/03/2016 5:15:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2016 | Norman Rogers
    The subway stop at 116th Street in Manhattan is for Columbia University. Is this subway stop a wormhole to an alternate universe, where people look like everyone else but are possessed by strange ideas and incomprehensible ways of thinking? My journey to 116th Street was to attend a lecture titled "What Would it Mean to Understand Climate Change?" It is hard to understand the title of this lecture, and the official description of the lecture increases the confusion: Efforts abound to "understand" climate change. But what kind of understanding is needed? Does "understanding" mean the same thing to concerned citizens...
  • On Time, under Budget

    12/03/2016 4:48:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 3, 2016 | David Prentice
    Most building contractors have a goal of finishing their projects in the time specified, with the money budgeted. The closer you get to doing both, the more profitable and the more successful your company will be. The sad truth is, most building companies have a hard time hitting those two very important goals. Why? Because it's extremely difficult. Most construction projects have complexity that is hard to comprehend; the efforts of scheduling, price change, human error, and the cycles it takes to be on time and under budget are mind-boggling. It's not normal for construction companies of all sizes to...
  • Trump, Finally Explained (Trump, A Dunce Like Reagan)

    12/03/2016 1:21:32 AM PST · by goldstategop · 88 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12/03/2016 | Gail Collins
    Some of you may find it disturbing that one of Trumps chief apologists was basically saying that he talks policy like a drunk at happy hour. Some of you may hear Trump constantly contradicting today what he said yesterday and decide hes an idiot. From now on Im going to try to think of him as a little bit like my dog, Frieda. Frieda is extremely intelligent, but her memory is only good for about 90 seconds. When you listen to Trumps Inaugural Address, or his first State of the Union, keep reminding yourself that hes reserving the right to...
  • Reinstituting earmarks could benefit region (BARF)

    12/03/2016 1:04:05 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Altonna Mirror ^ | November 27, 2016 | Altoona Mirror editorial board
    Earmarks again are a topic in Congress, and people in this part of Pennsylvania shouldn’t condemn them. Back in the 1970s, when highway construction was booming around the biggest population centers of the Keystone State, places like Altoona, Johnstown, Ebensburg and Bedford were told that once those projects were completed, work would begin on their roadway needs.But as the large-scale projects around Philadelphia, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Erie were completed, the promises that had been made to Blair County and other smaller-population areas, didn’t materialize because of alleged money shortages.The message seemed to be: “We’ll get to you sometime, but for...
  • Democrats, NOT TRUMP Racialized Politics: Heather MacDonald on Tucker Carlson (VIDEO)

    12/02/2016 10:58:25 PM PST · by Mount Athos · 19 replies
    Tucker Carlson ^ | 12/2/16 | Heather MacDonald & Tucker Carlson
    Heather MacDonald discusses how Democrats have poisoned the political discourse by demonizing whites with phantom charges of racism. Click link to watch the 3 minute video.
  • For Secretary of State: John Bolton

    11/30/2016 10:04:31 PM PST · by george76 · 71 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Dec 01, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    How about someone with experience as a diplomat, including within the State Department and as a former U.N. ambassador? John Bolton, now a senior fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and a regular commentator on cable news, does not engage in wishful thinking, or project American morals on those who don't share them in the vain hope they might be contagious. Here is Bolton on the threat of radical Islamic terrorism: "When you have a regime that would be happier in the afterlife than in this life, this is not a regime that is subject to classic theories of deterrence."...
  • The Economic Stupidity of the Carrier Bailout

    12/02/2016 3:09:18 PM PST · by EveningStar · 86 replies
    National Review ^ | December 2, 2016 | Kevin D. Williamson
    One particularly tough and indigestible nugget of talk-radio stupidity afflicting the guts of conservatism is the idea that there is some sort of fundamental difference between bribing a business with tax cuts and bribing it with a wheelbarrow full of cash. The Trump-Pence bailout of Carriers operations in Indiana provides an illustrative case... Republicans might have had a little bit of a point in the question of general tax cuts: A tax cut and spending are different things, even if the budgetary effects are exactly the same. But in the matter of industry-specific or firm-specific tax benefits of the sort...
  • Supreme Court Pick Coming Soon

    12/02/2016 3:08:16 PM PST · by Clintonfatigued · 76 replies
    Political Wire ^ | December 2, 2016 | Taegan Goddard
    President-elect Donald Trump said he had narrowed his choices for a potential Supreme Court nominee to three or four candidates and that a decision would be coming pretty soon, Politico reports. Said Trump: They are terrific people, highly respected, brilliant people and well be announcing that pretty soon too.
  • Left Wets Bed Over Trump Rally

    12/02/2016 11:44:33 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: And now the Green Party is saying, "We don't even support this. We didn't support Hillary. What's our candidate doing trying to get Hillary elected?" So the Green Party is abandoning Jill Stein. Anyway, what a way to end the week. Another busy broadcast week here at the EIB Network. Rush Limbaugh at 800-282-2882, and email address, ElRushbo@eibnet.us. It's Open Line Friday, which means I don't have to know anything about what you're calling about. I don't have to care about it. Monday through Thursday those two things are very important, but on Friday you can pretty...
  • What "Make America Great Again" Means to an Insane Democrat on CNN

    12/02/2016 11:31:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: There's a sound bite you have to hear. I saw this one myself, as the show prep this morning, I'm watching CNN, and it's typical. You have the CNN infobabe anchorette, Carol Costello and then two anti-Trump Democrat strategists and Scottie Nell Hughes, a pro-Trump strategist. So three against one: Three anti-Trump, pro-Hillary against one. And they're ganging up on her, as per usual, but I want you to hear one of these guests, Symone Sanders. Carol Costello says (impression), "You know, Symone, I think that many of Mr. Trump's supporters out there don't consider themselves racist...
  • It's Obama, Not the American People, Who Won't Listen

    12/02/2016 11:15:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    You have to give President Barack Obama credit for one thing: consistency. Nothing is ever his fault. Nothing will ever be his fault. Faulting Fox News and the American people, on the other hand, now that's a different story. Do you remember when Obama traipsed around the country and desperately pleaded with Americans to vote for Hillary Clinton because his agenda and his legacy were on the ballot? He made a similar pitch before the shellacking his party took in the 2014 congressional elections. Yet did he acknowledge after this 2014 failing that he had anything to do with it?...
  • Five reasons why Donald Trump could be the 'Greatest Communicator'

    12/02/2016 8:18:39 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 2, 2016 | Trent Duffy and Terry Holt
    President-elect Donald Trump may not have a popular vote mandate, but he possesses raw political assets that are even more powerful: superior communications skills, a highly energized, devoted and organized grassroots following, and true fearlessness. A master entertainer; he has captured Americas attention, with friends, foes and those in-between on the edge of their seats wondering what hell do next....
  • Exclusive: What If the Convicted "Serial Rapist Cop" Is Innocent?

    12/02/2016 6:17:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 2, 2016 | Michelle Malkin
    "To hell with Daniel Holtzclaw, and his tears." -- MTV News correspondent Jamil Smith "Drown in your tears, asshole." -- NYC playwright/actress Mara Wilson "Where is the widespread outrage? Where is the media coverage? Why don't we matter???!!?" -- actress Gabrielle Union Former Oklahoma City police officer Daniel Holtzclaw's emotional breakdown went viral one year ago this week in the worst way possible. He became a national punching bag when a jury convicted him on 18 of 36 counts of sexual assault-related crimes against eight black women. His sentence: 263 years. But what if he didn't do it --...
  • China's Global Warming Hoax Exposed

    12/02/2016 5:57:22 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 18 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 12/1/2016 | Staff
    Climate Change: Even as China is busy blasting Donald Trump for not taking global warming seriously it's ramping up coal production and throwing its promised CO2 reductions out the window. Hopefully, Trump won't be as easily fooled by China's duplicity as President Obama. At a meeting of environmental officials earlier this month in Marrakech, Morocco, Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Liu Zhenmin lectured Trump about the importance of climate change. Just a few days later, the New York Times reported that "China is scrambling to mine and burn more coal," and Fortune reported that the country is currently building $500 billion...
  • An Opportunity, Not a Crisis for Israel in French Move to Encourage Boycott

    12/02/2016 5:30:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 2, 2016 | Mike Konrad
    Israel is upset that France will be requiring goods and produce made by Israelis in the Judean and Samarian [West Bank] areas to be labeled as such, not as products of Israel. The Israeli government is furious, and considers the requirement to be a possible death knell for those goods. Paris published guidelines on enforcing European Union (EU) regulations on produce from the West Bank, including annexed east Jerusalem, which the international community considers occupied Palestinian land, and the Golan Heights, which Israel seized from Syria in 1967. -- The Independent The European Union considers the Eastern side of Jerusalem,...
  • Dakota Pipeline Opponents Speak with Forked Tongue

    12/02/2016 4:48:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 2, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Having lost both scientifically and politically with the Keystone XL pipeline, deemed safe by Hillary Clintons State Department and certain to be approved by a President Trump sworn to develop American energy, opponents of fossil fuels have enlisted the support of American Indians. Opponents are claiming that the Dakota Access Pipeline which, like Keystone XL, will bring oil from the rich Bakken oil field in North Dakota to American markets, will violate and pollute sacred tribal lands. That they are on slippery ground with the facts has been explained by the Heritage Foundation: This 1,172-mile Dakota Access pipeline will deliver...
  • Nietzsche and the New Ten Commandments

    12/02/2016 4:37:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 2, 2016 | Jeffrey Ludwig
    Friedrich Nietzsche, through his created philosophical persona Zarathustra, declared, "God is dead." Zarathustra said this to a Christian sage as he descended a mountain. The idea of descending to humankind with a great revelation is an ancient theme. Moses in 1500 B.C. descended from Mt. Sinai with the Ten Commandments to reveal the moral law of Almighty God. Plato's philosopher-king descended into the cave to tell the inhabitants that they were mistaking shadows on the wall for true reality, which ultimately was contained in the Forms or Ideas from which all things and behavior emanated. And then, approximately 450 years...
  • 1875: The Global Warming Solution

    12/02/2016 4:31:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 2, 2016 | Tony Collins
    Lets assume global warming is real. Correct or not, we will start today with that supposition. Assume with me that there is a problem for a moment so that we may discuss tangible solutions. Let us start by defining our terminology, as the concept of "climate change" tends to drift to fit the datathe true hallmark of scientific rigor. The argument at hand is that the earth is warming due to greenhouse gases which man is releasing into the atmosphere; most especially carbon dioxide. This has been culminating since around the time of the post-war industrial boom accompanying and following...
  • The Myth of Racist America

    12/02/2016 4:23:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 2, 2016 | Lloyd Marcus
    Be honest. In your real-life everyday American experience, is racism an issue? I am confident that the answer is no. And yet the left (Democrats, Black Lives Matter, Hollywood, and mainstream media) have convinced many that America is a hotbed of racism where black boys are gunned down by cops for simply "walking while black." Words cannot express my contempt for the left's ongoing campaign to spread lies to generate racial hate and divide Americans solely for selfish political gain. The left poisoning young black minds with their lie that white America is their enemy robs blacks of realizing how...
  • The Fake News Con: A Case Study

    12/02/2016 4:10:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 2, 2016 | Jack Cashill
    The media have found a creative new way to explain away Hillarys Clintons crushing defeat and their own humiliation. They have dubbed the agent of their mutual undoing fake news and talk about the phenomenon as though it made real sense. In an all too typical New York Times opinion piece this week Michael Lynch defines fake news as pure fiction masquerading as truth and presents it exclusively as a right wing phenomenon. Like many of his colleagues, Lynch suggests the Russian government was involved in planting fake news items and believes that such items, regardless of source, may have...
  • "Advancing the freedom to serve" by Archbishop William E. Lori

    12/02/2016 3:49:47 AM PST · by iowamark · 2 replies
    Catholic News Service ^ | 11/30/2016 | William Lori
    Religious freedom issues have certainly been in the news in the U.S. over the past several years -- from the Little Sisters of the Poor to the freedom of organizations to hire people who aim to serve the mission of the organization. The federal government has played an unfortunate role in attempting to coerce people of faith to violate their consciences. Take the mandate from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (also known as the "HHS mandate") that forces Catholics like the Little Sisters to facilitate drugs and devices that can cause an abortion, among other morally objectionable...
  • Why We Need the Electoral College

    12/02/2016 2:33:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Why We Need the Electoral College - The Rush Limbaugh Show BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Lynn in Noblesville, Indiana. Great to have you. Glad you waited. What's up? CALLER: Thank you so much. I'm glad to finally get through to you. I have a question on behalf of a house full of Millennials, I should say. I have four children 18 to 24 and a plethora of their friends. The majority of them are Bernie Sanders fans, and they're having a hard time understanding this whole Electoral College thing, no matter how much we try to explain it. My question...
  • 'Panic in Progressive Park' -- What If Trump Is Actually Good?

    12/01/2016 11:34:44 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 44 replies
    PJ Media ^ | December 1, 2016 | Roger L. Simon
    If you thought Trump Derangement Syndrome was a tad excessive, as they say, you ain't seen nothin' yet. To channel an old Pacino flick, opening now for Oscar season, it's "Panic in Progressive Park." Reason for the panic -- the dawning realization, repressed and often unrecognized though it may be, that Donald Trump may even a be a good president, possibly a great one. Then what? If anything could cause panic among liberals, progressives, and the media (apologies for the redundancy), that's it. And Trump has certainly hit the ground running with more "vigah" -- this time to channel an...
  • Jill Stein Is a Front for Hillary

    12/01/2016 5:40:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Now, about this recount. Some stuff to add to this today, but one thing I want to mention before moving on here to something else just to get this out there. I have long suspected that Jill Stein's not actually responsible for this recount, that she is a stand-in, that she is the public face of this. I actually think this is all Hillary Clinton. I think this recount that everybody thinks is Jill Stein's and the Green Party's is all Hillary Clinton. Now, there's a story here from a website called LawNewz, N-e-w-z, and it is...
  • Obama Blames Me and Fox News to Deflect from America's Rejection of Him

    12/01/2016 4:25:42 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: I saw earlier today a discussion about Obama. This is something I want to continue to ram home. And grab... I told Mike the sound bites would start with number one. Actually, grab sound bite number 19, Howie Kurtz. Predictably, the people at Fox News have been having a lot of fun with Obama in Rolling Stone blaming Fox News for the fact that Democrats lost the election. So here's Obama. He's complaining about... (laughing) He's complaining about the fake news on Fox News in an interview at Rolling Stone, which is gonna probably lose $7.5 million...
  • The bad economics of Trump's Carrier deal

    12/01/2016 1:04:51 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 264 replies
    The Week ^ | 12/01/2016 | James Pethokoukis
    There's no doubt Team Trump is delighted by Carrier's decision to keep in Indiana roughly half of the 2,100 jobs that the maker of heating and air conditioning equipment had planned to shift to Mexico. As Steven Mnuchin, Trump's pick for treasury secretary, told CNBC yesterday, "This is a great first win without us even having to take the job." Actually, it's their second win. Trump also lobbied/nudged/cajoled Ford into changing its mind about shifting a sport utility vehicle production line to Mexico from Kentucky, not that doing so actually would have cost American jobs. But Carrier, especially, had become...
  • Did You Hear Newt Rip Mitt?

    12/01/2016 2:49:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have you seen Mitt Romney being trashed by Newt Gingrich? You haven't seen this? Man, oh, man, this is... it's funny, it's fascinating, it's curious, it's a number of things. Newt Gingrich is really, really bugged that Trump is paying any attention to Romney whatsoever. Newt is calling Romney a suck-up. He's ripping Romney for sucking up to the president-elect. Newt was on the radio the other day with Laura Ingraham. He said: "There's a scene in Pretty Woman where Richard Gere goes up to the salesman on Rodeo Drive and says: 'We need a little sucking...
  • Clinton vs. Trump II, 2020

    12/01/2016 1:18:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Larry Elder
    Every sane person expects Green Party candidate Jill Stein's attempt to overturn the election with her vote recount effort to crash and burn. Given this, why would the Hillary Clinton campaign file a motion in support of a Stein-initiated request for a hand vote recount in Wisconsin? Under the reasonable assumption that what's good for the Clintons is good for the Clintons, one is left with but one conclusion. Hillary Clinton's political death is premature. After the election, Donald Trump analysts, having seen the Clintons pull a raft of rabbits out of a hat, should know better. There is no...
  • Lessons from Americas Game for the Democrat Partyand all America

    12/01/2016 1:10:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Allen West
    Those of you who know me know that fall is always my favorite time of the year. I am one heckuva college football fan. Sadly just last week, my Tennessee Volunteers went down to our in-state rivals, Vanderbilt. But that is what you have to love and admire about college football - the odds NEVER make sense, and the passion of young men on the field can win the day over the statistics. Many of you enjoyed a blessed Thanksgiving last week, and a huge part of that was the final week of rivalry football games, which often pit...
  • For Secretary of State: John Bolton

    12/01/2016 11:29:21 AM PST · by Kaslin · 62 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    President-elect Donald Trump is reportedly considering seriously at least two men for the critical position of secretary of state. One, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, has divided the Trump team between those who think it is a good idea and those who think Romney's severe criticism of Trump during the campaign disqualifies him. The other is retired general and former CIA Director David Petraeus. A major problem for Petraeus is his mishandling of classified documents, which he reportedly leaked to his biographer-mistress, Paula Broadwell. After Trump hammered Hillary Clinton for her "extremely careless" handling of classified material when she was...
  • Its All Your Fault

    12/01/2016 11:15:51 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Derek Hunter
    Have you noticed how in the wake of an attack by radical Islamists, the first response of Democrats is to remind Americans not to round up the boys, jump in a pick-up truck, and search the streets for a Muslim to beat up? Even before they condemn the attack or the perverted ideology behind it, they accuse innocent people of being just on the cusp of bigotry and violence toward anyone who has anything in common with the perpetrator. In essence, the political left thinks you live your life just this side of being a horrible person. It’s a major...
  • 'The man with the bushy moustache' - America needs John Bolton as secretary of state

    12/01/2016 10:22:45 AM PST · by GonzoII · 80 replies
    Washington Times ^ | Nov.29, 2016 | Suzanne Scholte
    ANALYSIS/OPINION:President-elect Donald Trump would be best served by selecting a secretary of State who understands the national security challenges our country faces, can literally “hit the ground running,” has a proven track record of successful negotiations, and most importantly, not only protects but projects the greatest attributes about America’s ideals of freedom and democracy. Remember that President Obama spent the first part of his administration on an apology tour. His disdain for American leadership in the world was communicated aboard and broadly.
  • Reheating the Hot Button of Flag Burning

    12/01/2016 7:56:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Mark Davis
    Well, look whats back: the instantly compelling and ultimately confounding parlor game of What do we do about flag burning? Dormant for years, largely because this is something virtually no one ever does, the flag burning issue is back. You could hear it knocking lightly when several idiotic pro athletes decided to lodge their concerns over policing issues by showing public disdain for the flag that is a symbol of the nation that has made them free and wealthy. Throw in the Donald Trump victory, which has dredged up some of the most hateful and juvenile reactions in election history,...
  • The NAFTA teardown: Here's where Trump could start

    12/01/2016 7:54:24 AM PST · by GonzoII · 7 replies
    CNN - Money ^ | December 1, 2016: 10:05 AM ET | Patrick Gillespie
    President-elect Donald Trump is clear: Starting Day 1, he wants to renegotiate or withdraw from NAFTA, the free trade deal among three countries: America, Canada and Mexico. Trump's pledge begs the question: Where do you start? Trump could begin with a controversial chapter of NAFTA that some experts believe gives corporations an incentive to create jobs across the border by giving them too much power to skirt and battle foreign government laws. It's in Chapter 11 of NAFTA and it''s called the investor-state dispute settlement or ISDS. It gives U.S. corporations the power to sue the Canadian or Mexican government...
  • The Real Reason Hillary Asked for a Recount

    12/01/2016 7:41:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 165 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Ed Klein
    Why did Hillary Clinton join Jill Stein, the Green Partys oddball presidential nominee, in asking for a recount of the votes in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania when everyone knows that such a recount wont change the outcome of the 2016 election? Part of the answer is that people close to HillaryHuma Abedin, Chelsea Clinton, and Sidney Blumenthalencouraged her to ask for a recount as a way of lifting her spirits. She is weepy, looks ten years older and is very whiny, said one of Hillarys closest friends. She has been drinking wine pretty heavily, much more than usual. She mopes...
  • Trollmaster Trump Is Driving Liberals to New Heights of Fussy Fury

    12/01/2016 7:22:50 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 1, 2016 | Kurt Schlichter
    Trolling is a true pleasure to watch when a master is at work, and no one no one trolls like the man Instapundits Glenn Reynolds has dubbed the Grandmaster, our President-elect Donald Trump. Hell, even his title is a troll. President-elect Donald Trump just having to say it makes pointy progressive heads explode. But look on the bright side, suckers. This time come January, you wont have to call him President-elect anymore. Because then it will be President Donald Trump.Cue the giant sad trombone. Look, I had some serious beefs with Trump during the primaries, and...
  • Understanding the Israeli-Balkans Strategic Partnership

    12/01/2016 6:56:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2016 | C. Hart
    As U.S. president-elect Donald Trump begins to formulate his Middle East foreign policy, he will be wise to assess what areas of the world have become strategically important to Americas ally, Israel. One of those areas is the Balkans region. Israel has strong diplomatic and security cooperation with Balkan states, sharing mutual threats such as the rise of radical Islam. The Balkans route is a path for arms, drug smuggling, and human trafficking. It has also been traveled by tens of thousands of Middle East migrants hoping for a better life in Europe. Some migrants have been radicalized fighting in...
  • Rafael Cruz Remembers Life in Cuba

    12/01/2016 6:48:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2016 | Bob Weir
    To shed some light on the death of Fidel Castro, I did an interview with Senator Ted Cruz's father Rafael, who lived under the oppressive regime of the Cuban dictator. Have you ever had experiences in which you felt as though your government was taking unfair advantage of you, and it seemed as though you had no power to do anything about it? Have you written your congressman, senator, or county commissioner several times and only received form-letter responses? I suppose that everyone has felt that way from time to time. On the other hand, after you've finished complaining, did...
  • Expeditionary or Carrier Strike Groups? America Needs Both!

    12/01/2016 6:13:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2016 | Ray McFall
    As we contemplate what the next 5, 10, and 25 years will look like for our U.S. Naval Forces, we need to keep in mind why we have a naval force and what we ask of it. The true power of our naval capability is derived from a synergistic combination of Carrier and Expeditionary Groups. We should not rob Peter to pay Paul here. We need them both. While we certainly need to protect our homeland from foreign enemies, our more likely engagement is away from our homeland. We have to be able to project force when required. We want...
  • Jimmy Carter's Anti-Semitism

    12/01/2016 6:00:31 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 1, 2016 | Fay Voshell
    It appears former president Jimmy Carter, now 92 years old, has yet to meet a tyrant he doesnt admire. His continuing embrace of terrorist regimes makes some wonder when we will see the cessation of his continual self-exhumations from political burial in order to once again resume his prophetic declamations on behalf of odious regimes, past and present. Carters latest declamation on the demise of the pitiless tyrant Fidel Castro reveals once again his lifelong empathy for totalitarian regimes: Rosalynn and I share our sympathies with the Castro family and the Cuban people on the death of Fidel Castro. We...