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  • Suddenly, the G.O.P. Remembers All Its Doubts on Trump

    03/07/2018 12:33:17 PM PST · by reaganaut1 · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | MARCH 7, 2018 | CARL HULSE
    WASHINGTON — Over the past week, congressional Republicans have gotten a glimpse of the President Trump they hoped to never see. On gun safety and, more significantly to many of them, trade, the president has loudly broken with longstanding party orthodoxy and reminded Republican leaders on Capitol Hill that they can never be 100 percent certain of what they are going to get with the onetime New York Democrat. Despite such worries, Mr. Trump’s first-year actions on policy and personnel — particularly judicial nominees — provided substantial reassurance to congressional Republicans. They concluded that Mr. Trump was really one of...
  • Record cold weather caused by...you guessed it...global warming!

    12/30/2017 10:00:56 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/30/2017 | Jack Hellner
    Something that never interferes with the climate change indoctrinators is facts. Since we are getting record cold, that is also caused by climate change and global warming, and that is caused by humans, according to these so-called "experts." From an article that made its way to USA Today: This week's cold snap has brought record-low temperatures, freezing rain and heavy snow to much of the United States. But 2017 is still on track to be the second- or third-hottest year ever recorded globally – and scientists say climate change is to blame[.] ... Even this week's cold weather is probably...
  • Our Imperial Elite Unmasked

    12/07/2017 1:47:11 AM PST · by x1stcav · 7 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 12/6/17 | Paul A. Rahe
    It was a pattern of behavior; it included an alleged violent assault; the women involved had far more credible evidence than many of the most notorious accusations that have come to light in the past five weeks. But Clinton was not left to the swift and pitiless justice that today’s accused men have experienced. Rather, he was rescued by a surprising force: machine feminism. The movement had by then ossified into a partisan operation, and it was willing—eager—to let this friend of the sisterhood enjoy a little droit de seigneur. Then, Flanagan did the unthinkable. She attacked feminism’s uncrowned queen,...
  • The End of Prestige

    11/27/2017 4:49:26 AM PST · by x1stcav · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 11/21/2017 | Richard Fernandez
    Given the lack of quality control and penchant for recruiting rather than expelling the scandalous it's amazing in retrospect the prestige lasted so long. All the same, now their fallibility has been exposed under the spotlight of technological innovation, the spell is broken. The elites may still rule but the sullen masses no longer flock to their door as they did of old. Perhaps the single most destabilizing political development since the WW2 has been the destruction of ruling class prestige by the Internet.
  • How a half-educated tech elite delivered us into chaos

    11/19/2017 9:37:09 PM PST · by poinq · 59 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/19/2017 | John Naughton
    ne of the biggest puzzles about our current predicament with fake news and the weaponisation of social media is why the folks who built this technology are so taken aback by what has happened. Exhibit A is the founder of Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, whose political education I recently chronicled. But he’s not alone. In fact I’d say he is quite representative of many of the biggest movers and shakers in the tech world. We have a burgeoning genre of “OMG, what have we done?” angst coming from former Facebook and Google employees who have begun to realise that the cool...
  • This Is Rich: Democrats Fight To Protect A $1.8 Trillion Tax Break That Benefits The Top 1%

    10/28/2017 2:30:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 169 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 23, 2017 | Editorial Staff
    What do you call a tax break that delivers 88% of the benefits to upper-income families and subsidizes rich states at the expense of poor ones? If you're a Democrat, you call it a sacred cow. One provision of the Republican's tax-cutting plan that has drawn intense opposition from Democrats is the elimination of state and local tax deductions for those who itemize. Rep. Nancy Pelosi said it was "an insidious effort to raise taxes on middle class families … across America." Sen. Ron Wyden said that "hardworking middle-class folks are not going to appreciate Congress double taxing them." New...
  • Bill Schneider: Trump Doesn't Like Losers. So Naturally He Hates GOP Leadership

    10/26/2017 11:19:10 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 4 replies
    NBC News ^ | October 26, 2017 | by Bill Schneider
    President Donald Trump doesn’t like losers. He thinks Republican leaders in Congress are losers. “They look like fools,” he tweeted after Republican senators failed to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Trump’s former chief strategist Stephen Bannon told Charlie Rose, “They do not want Donald Trump’s populist, economic nationalist agenda to be implemented.” The Great Washington Smackdown is on! But it’s not Republicans versus Democrats. It’s Trump versus Republican leaders of Congress. The president blames them for failing to deliver what he wants. So do rank-and-file Republican voters. “The average person blames Congress for the failure to enact this president’s agenda,’’...
  • Sen. Jeff Flake op-ed: Enough. It's time to stand up to Trump.

    10/25/2017 8:55:15 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    Washington Post ^ | October 25, 2017 | Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ)
    As I contemplate the Trump presidency, I cannot help but think of Joseph Welch. On June 9, 1954, during the Army-McCarthy hearings, Welch, who was the chief counsel for the Army, famously asked the committee chairman if he might speak on a point of personal privilege. After asking Sen. Joseph McCarthy for his attention and telling him to listen with both ears, Welch spoke: “Until this moment, senator, I think I never really gauged your cruelty, or your recklessness.” And then, in words that today echo from his time to ours, Welch delivered the coup de grace: “You’ve done enough....
  • Mass Murderers Should Be Deprived of Fame

    10/12/2017 1:51:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 12, 2017 | Steve Chapman
    On Oct. 1, a 64-year-old Nevada man opened fire on a crowd of concertgoers from a high-rise hotel in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and injuring hundreds. If you don't know his name, you can easily find it online, in print or on TV. But you won't learn it from this column. Notoriety may have been what he was after in methodically plotting the slaughter. He may have intended to outdo other mass shooters. He may have hoped his name would gain a sinister immortality. University of Alabama criminologist Adam Lankford has explained the repetition of such incidents as a...
  • Who Ate Republicans’ Brains?

    08/01/2017 12:16:53 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 31, 2017 | by Paul Krugman
    When the tweeter-in-chief castigated Senate Republicans as “total quitters” for failing to repeal the Affordable Care Act, he couldn’t have been more wrong. In fact, they showed zombie-like relentlessness in their determination to take health care away from millions of Americans. So where did this zombie horde come from? Who ate Republicans’ brains? When they finally got their chance at repeal, the contrast between what they had promised and their actual proposals produced widespread and justified public revulsion. Given this history, the Republican health care disaster was entirely predictable. You can’t expect good or even coherent policy proposals from a...
  • Why Republicans Exempted Their Own Insurance From Obamacare Rollback

    07/14/2017 5:55:15 PM PDT · by ptsal · 10 replies
    Roll Call ^ | July 14, 2017 | Niels Lesniewski
    [snip] ...Republican hypocrisy.The Senate GOP may not really want to immunize their own member and staff health plans from their health care policy changes...
  • Why Republicans Exempted Their Own Insurance From Obamacare Rollback

    07/14/2017 4:58:50 PM PDT · by Freedom56v2 · 29 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 7/14/2017 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senate budget rules are giving opponents of the rollback of the 2010 health care law an easy way to attack Republicans for hypocrisy. Senate GOP may not really want to immunize their own member and staff health plans from their health care policy changes, but because they are seeking to bring their bill to the floor under the expedited budget reconciliation process, they have little choice. Sen. Ted Cruz has already unveiled a fix to nullify the exemption, but that bill would take 60 votes to overcome any filibuster attempts. “While this exemption was included in the Senate health care...
  • The Hypocrisy of The British Elite is Far Worse Than You Think

    06/20/2017 10:03:39 AM PDT · by davikkm · 5 replies
    IWB ^ | Mark Angelides
    In the wake of an attack against Muslims at a London Mosque, the British Establishment has resorted to a level of chaos and idiocy that failed to appear when terrorist attacked were carried out BY Muslims. For those of a more conspiratorial bent, it might suggest who is truly in charge of the British government is not, in fact, the placemen and women we see sat on the front benches in Westminster. The first clue was from Labour Party Shadow Home Secretary, Dianne Abbott, who referred to the three prior terrorist attacks as “incidents” and the one attack on Muslims...
  • Christie Whitman: Trump's EPA cuts put lives at risk

    04/01/2017 7:18:47 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    NJ.com ^ | April 1, 2017 | By Brent Johnson
    Former New Jersey Gov. Christie Whitman is warning that President Donald Trump's "unprecedented" proposed budget cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, which she used to run, pose a "great danger to Americans' lives." Whitman, a Republican who served as governor from 1994 to 2001, made the declarations in an op-ed she wrote that was published by The Atlantic magazine on Friday. "Practically speaking, funding for climate-change research would be axed, public-health programs would be effectively defunded, state environmental programs would be closed, and regional projects would end," Whitman writes. "Make no mistake: Human health would be endangered." Among her many...
  • The Trump Elite. Like the Old Elite, but Worse!

    03/24/2017 9:33:11 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | March 24, 2017 | by David Brooks
    Legislation can be crafted bottom up or top down. In bottom up you ask, What problems do voters have and how can they be addressed. In top down, you ask, What problems do elite politicians have and how can they be addressed? The House Republican health care bill is a pure top-down document. It was not molded to the actual health care needs of regular voters. It does not have support from actual American voters or much interest in those voters. It was written by elites to serve the needs of elites. Donald Trump vowed to drain the swamp, but...
  • The oligarchy despise & hate Trump because they despise & hate us - Slave Revolt

    03/09/2017 9:57:43 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 6 replies
    News & Events | 9 March 2017 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    It is becoming obvious. The powers that be do not follow sharply delineated lines. The oligarchy running this country come from all sectors of society...liberals, leftists, GOPe folks, conservatives pretending to be for what is right and many of the ultra rich. It's all about money and the love of money. We, the people, want for things to be done with righteousness and justice. The oligarchy really cares nothing for those principles, but rather, wants to make sure the channels of income keep flowing. The Trump administration is the only entity in this nation actually trying to do things which...
  • Press coverage of Trump in first month of office: 88 percent ‘hostile,’ says new study

    03/02/2017 9:16:15 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 03/02/2017 | Jennifer Harper
    There was no press honeymoon for President Trump during his first month in office. A meticulous new study by the Media Research Center finds that 88 percent of the broadcast news coverage of Mr. Trump and his team was “hostile” during the first 30 days of office. The coverage was intense and plentiful. The study, which analyzed both tone and content for evening newscasts on ABC, NBC and CBS, found that the “Big Three” networks produced 16 hours of coverage on the new president and his staff. That is over half — 54 percent — of their total coverage for...
  • Tom Cotton: ‘The Powerful and Elite Reap the Benefits of a Constant Influx of Low-Skill Labor’

    02/25/2017 6:08:27 AM PST · by davikkm · 36 replies
    breitbart ^ | KATIE MCHUGH
    Arkansas Republican Sen. Tom Cotton responded to New York Times columnist David Brooks over his claims that curbing mass immigration would cripple the U.S., tweeting that an influx of low-skilled labor hurts the employment prospects of young Americans, minorities, and established immigrants. Cotton has sponsored a bill cutting annual immigration flows into the U.S. by half, by limiting entry to 500,000 foreign workers each years. It’s a popular position for a wide swath of voters: 54 percent want immigration halved or reduced to zero, including 22 percent who want a total moratorium. That includes 68 percent of Republicans and 45...
  • With #FakeNews, the MSM Has Created the Perfect Protection Racket for the Liberal Elite

    02/21/2017 9:00:10 AM PST · by davikkm · 6 replies
    Investment Watch Blog ^ | Mark Angelides
    Circling the wagons was a protective measure used to keep the enemy outside the circle while protecting those inside. The purposeful creation of “#FakeNews” is exactly this. Designed to forever keep “unwanted opinion” and those who speak against the Establishment on the outside. The media protecting the politician and the politicians protecting the friendly media in an never ending loop. Who is left outside? Us, the enemy. The outsiders are everyone who disagrees with their ideas, opinions and ideologies; and those that want change that isn’t begged from the shallow pits of the Globalists. If you’re not onboard with the...
  • When The Rich Become Preppers, It's Time To Worry

    01/29/2017 7:14:00 AM PST · by blam · 35 replies
    Peak Prosperity ^ | 1-29-2017 | Chris Martenson
    For over 10 years now, we've been openly advocating that folks take action to become more prepared should crisis arrive. And for a long time, this advice relegated us to being labeled "tin-foil hat doomsday preppers" (and other less-polite monikers). The media just couldn't figure out any other box to put us in. But now, the concept of taking at least some responsibility for your own future well-being by increasing your self-reliance is finally moving towards the mainstream. Of course, government agencies have long ascribed to "situational planning" in case sudden unrest were to happen. Nations around the world have...