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  • The Ruling Classless

    10/19/2017 6:11:29 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    Commentary ^ | 17 Oct 2017 | Andrew Ferguson
    AS ally Quinn, the well-known Washington journalist, has published a new memoir called Finding Magic. Even for those of us who have followed her nearly 50-year career with unflagging interest, it is full of news. Ingeniously, Quinn has outfitted the book with a literary device guaranteed to discourage bad reviews. Her fellow scribblers can only kick themselves for not thinking of it first. Quinn begins with a loving portrait of her childhood in Georgia, where the family servants schooled her in voodoo. Her mother was already initiated. When the local vet misdiagnosed the family dachshund, Quinn tells us, Mom lost...
  • Democrats continue to alienate Catholic voters

    10/15/2017 1:07:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 18, 2017 | Salena Zito
    OHIO VALLEY — A clip of actress Martha Plimpton’s exuberance over the “best” abortion she has ever had played on the television above a gas-station counter somewhere along U.S. Route 422 between Ohio and Pennsylvania. A woman with a name tag designating her as the manager rolled her eyes and said to no one in particular as she went about stacking the shelves behind the counter, “And they wonder why people don’t vote for Democrats around here anymore.” Plimpton, age 46, is best known for her role in the 1980s Steven Spielberg classic kid adventure movie The Goonies. She made...
  • Behold Our Betters

    10/15/2017 5:13:37 AM PDT · by x1stcav · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | Kurt Schlicter
    So why should we normal Americans respect these people? Why should we submit to being constantly scolded, lectured, and treated as morally bankrupt simpletons anymore? We shouldn’t, and we aren’t, not anymore. They wonder why they got Trump. They are why they got Trump.
  • President Trump Struggling To Pass Tax Reform – Elites Look To Every Excuse To Block Him

    10/12/2017 8:49:52 AM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    President Trump needs the support of Republican senators to pass key legislative items in the coming months. Upcoming measures include bills to raise the debt ceiling to avert default, fund the government to avoid a shutdown, and overhaul the American tax system. However, the out and out feud he has with Mitch McConnell may prove to be the undoing of his tax reform which the American people need and want. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is urging conservatives to bring it on. “I say: Let’s have this debate. Let’s tackle these baseless arguments head on,” Ryan said in prepared remarks for...
  • The Audio of Harvey Weinstein Trying to Coerce an Actress Into His Room Is Horrifying

    10/11/2017 5:39:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Vulture ^ | 10/10/2017 | Dee Lockett
    Harvey Weinstein has been removed as the head of the Weinstein Company following a bombshell investigation that uncovered decades of allegations of sexual harassment against him, and now The New Yorker has obtained audio of Weinstein confessing to groping a woman. In a confrontation recorded by the NYPD of Weinstein and Filipina-Italian model and aspiring actress Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, Weinstein is heard instructing Gutierrez to come into his hotel room and sit in the bathroom for five minutes and drink water while he showers. Gutierrez repeatedly tells Weinstein that she does not feel comfortable and asks him why he touched...
  • NYT: Anti-Trump 'Resistance' Groups Pulling Big Money From Establishment Dems

    10/07/2017 8:38:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 7, 2017 | Solange Reyner
    Anti-Trump resistance groups are attracting big money from major liberal donors, creating a challenge to respected liberal institutions according to a report in The New York Times. Groups like Flippable, Swing Left, Sister District, Women’s March and Indivisible have seen an uptick in donations since July when the Democracy Alliance gave its donors a “resistance map” with their names. Democracy Alliance is a network of progressive donors who coordinate their political donations to groups that the Alliance has endorsed. “We’re in a disruptive period, and when we get through it, the progressive infrastructure landscape may look different,” Gara LaMarche, president...
  • Roy Moore Win — A Movement That Has Elites Shaking

    09/27/2017 2:17:32 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/27/17 | Cheryl K. Chumley -
    Roy Moore just beat Luther Strange in the Republican runoff for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat, by roughly 10 percentage points. And now both Democrats and the establishment wing of the Republicans are shaking in their boots — or at least, they ought to be. This wasn’t a win so much for a man as it was a message from voters for a principle — for a movement, one that elitists have been trying to stamp for years is still alive. It’s a movement that goes like this: We’re the American citizens, you’re the political class, and you work for us....
  • They Stink

    09/12/2017 6:05:59 AM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 11, 2017 | Scott McKay
    Cultural institutions dominated by the Left seem to be populated by the unqualified and incompetent. Here’s something you probably already know but may not have noticed: in any institution which has been taken over by the more egalitarian/iconoclastic/redistributionist elements of our society, which at this point generally includes nearly every one of the industries which control American culture, a very wide space is made for the inclusion of people who are manifestly, unquestionably and ridiculously unfit to contribute at the level they are appointed for. This is a phenomenon not exclusive to the Left, mind you. Before cultural institutions like...
  • Illegal Immigrant Dreamers Being Given Special Education Privileges Purposely Created By The Elites

    09/05/2017 9:03:46 AM PDT · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    I resent that illegal immigrant youth protected by DACA are purposely being welcomed in the United States and educated by the elites. Bill and Melinda Gates support this effort, as do countless elites in this Country. We know Obama is leading this effort, but George Bush is a part of this program, also. You have to ascertain after analyzing the following information that what I am saying is true. Not all these immigrants are Dreamers, but they are immigrants. They come to the US from foreign countries and are given special privileges, prepped by the educators to take part in...
  • Autonomous car legislation heads to US House for vote next Wednesday

    09/01/2017 7:51:48 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    Reuters via Engadget ^ | 08/31/17 | Brendan McDermid
    <p>Self-driving car makers have been testing experimental models on a laborious state-by-state basis while everyone waits for Congress to enact national legislation. But last month, a House of Representatives panel unanimously approved a measure that would exempt tens of thousands of autonomous vehicles from current restrictions and sent it to the floor for a vote -- which just got scheduled for next week.</p>
  • Elites to Trump: Stand Still While We Punch You

    08/25/2017 4:02:55 PM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    American Spectator ^ | August 25, 2017 | George Neumayr
    They still can’t understand why a Republican would be “crazy” enough to fight back. One of the media’s favorite shams is to trot out some grave-looking, slow-talking Washington mandarin like Jim Clapper to question the moral and mental “fitness” of Donald Trump to lead the country. It is impossible to watch these oh-so-pained interviews without laughing. Clapper, after all, is a confirmed perjurer whose deliberate lie to Congress about collecting personal data on Americans went unprosecuted because of the crookedness of Obama’s Justice Department. Yet CNN’s histrionic man-child Don Lemon treated Clapper like a moral colossus, listening with bated breath...
  • Trump says criticism of him by Republican Senator Corker 'strange'

    08/25/2017 9:05:31 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | August 25, 2017 | Staff
    President Donald Trump took Republican Senator Bob Corker to task on Twitter on Friday, apparently responding to the Foreign Relations Committee chair’s comment that Trump did not understand the nation’s character and had not demonstrated competence. “Strange statement by Bob Corker considering that he is constantly asking me whether or not he should run again in ’18. Tennessee not happy!” Trump wrote of the Tennessee senator. Responding to Trump’s comments about violence at a neo-Nazi and white supremacist protest earlier this month, Corker recently said, “The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the...
  • Trump Exploits Gap Between Elite and Public Opinion

    08/19/2017 9:52:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 18, 2017 | Josh Kraushaar
    The president’s job approval has inched upwards since Charlottesville, and a surprisingly high number of voters agree with his provocative rhetoric. The reaction after President Trump’s tepid response to the neo-Nazi march in Charlottesville was swift and severe. One broadcast network devoted its entire nightly newscast to Trump’s chaotic press conference on Tuesday. The next day, The Economist portrayed the president screaming into a bullhorn shaped as a Ku Klux Klan hood on its cover—with other news magazines following suit. Many Republican officials have denounced the president in the sharpest terms since his election. Business leaders resigned from the president’s...
  • The Hypocrisy of Hollywood in the era of Trump

    08/11/2017 7:51:23 PM PDT · by BogusTimes · 5 replies
    Bogus Times ^ | 8/11/17 | Kim Parkhurst
    Throughout America and beyond, Hollywood’s elite are banging loudly on their drums and singing the denigrations of Trump. For a “tolerant” crew they sure have no tolerance for those who sing to the beat of a different drummer. It comes across as a collective bullying with each tormenter drawing strength and power from those speaking up before him. It’s easy to liken it to the adult version of the school bully. There is a host of hypocrisies that thrive within the elite of Hollywood and, on any given day, they come to life on social media, print media, radio and...
  • Democrats Don’t Actually Believe in Democracy

    08/03/2017 1:48:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 3, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    Yeah, we’re a republic, but we also have democratic rules, norms, and traditions. Too bad the Democratic Party doesn’t believe in them.Case in point – their bizarre embrace of illegal aliens. Democrats seem to think that foreigners who violate our laws have a greater right to determine what will be America's laws than actual Americans. After all, that's their argument when they whine because some illegal is getting shipped back to his Third World hellhole-of-origin. They seem to think that just because some uninvited, unwanted, unlegal trespasser (we’re not supposed to call them “illegal,” right?) has been violating our laws...
  • Zakaria: Trump's Win Was a Slap in the Face to us Elites

    08/01/2017 7:41:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2017 | Courtney O'Brian
    Six months later...CNN's Fareed Zakaria has it figured out. Or at least he thinks he does.Donald Trump became President Trump, the host mused, because Americans wanted to stick it to the elites. "The election of Donald Trump is really a kind of class rebellion against people like us, educated professionals who live in cities, who have cosmopolitan views about things," Zakaria said."There's a part of America that is sick and tired of being told what to do by this overeducated population that Hillary Clinton perfectly represented. That's why they're sticking with him," he continued. (Free Beacon) Zakaria went on to...
  • Jeb Bush rallies Republicans to scold Trump on Russia

    07/24/2017 12:07:31 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | July 24, 2017 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Jeb Bush, former Florida governor, former presidential hopeful and former loud critic of President Donald Trump, has stepped back into the political arena to call out his fellow Republicans as hypocrites — for not publicly condemning Trump. Sigh. Why, why, why do these entrenched Republicans insist on picking public fights with their fellow GOPers? It doesn’t endear them to anyone but their own dwindling bases. And we know their bases are dwindling because try as they might, their candidates — their Marco Rubios, their Mitt Romneys, their Jeb Bushes — just couldn’t win against Trump. Yet six-plus months into Trump’s...
  • ICYMI: The Heart Of Anti-Trump Resistance Is Mostly A Bunch Of White Progressives

    07/23/2017 6:44:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 23, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    This is for all of those who are not in the MSNBC orbit. Of course, many of you probably already know this, but for a movement that stresses diversity and talks about bringing all people together to fight racist, misogynist, and xenophobic Donald Trump, it’s pretty much a band of white, wealthy, and overly educated progressives who are still stung that Hillary Clinton is not president, or at least that’s the D.C. area, which accounts for one-third of those who have taken part in the protests against President Trump. The Washington Post noted that disparities in education, income, and race...
  • Trump Was Elected to Produce Change — Rebutting the NY Times

    07/04/2017 11:16:57 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 4, 2017 | Michael Lissack
    An Op-Ed by Peter Wehner in today’s NY Times titled “Declaration of Disruption“ goes far in explaining why HRC found 25% of Americans “deplorable.” The elite are petrified of change. It means they are at risk of losing their hold on power and the economy. “whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness” The...
  • “Only Shooting Stars Break the Mold”

    07/02/2017 5:46:26 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 7-2-17 | MOTUS
    He is literally hated by his peers, considered crude, boorish and untalented. But despite having had some failed businesses he continued to work his butt off, kept his nose to the grindstone and somehow managed to survive. Well, not just survive, thrive. Somehow this unsophisticated rube managed to write several books while also building an eponymous international business empire that employs thousands of people. He’s successful beyond most people’s wildest dreams, and still, he’s ridiculed endlessly by the elites.  No, not Donald Trump, Guy Fieri, the Donald Trump of Flavortown: I'm aware he's the subject of a fair amount...