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  • OPINION: New Year, New Congress, Same Old Romney

    01/13/2019 4:07:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 10, 2019 | Noah Wall
    Ronald Reagan’s “Eleventh Commandment” reads, “Thou shalt not speak ill of another Republican.” The former president’s sage advice went ignored once again last week by the freshman Utah Senator Mitt Romney when he published his anti-Trump oped in The Washington Post. Romney didn’t have a problem accepting Donald Trump’s endorsement for Senate to get the job in the first place, but hey, that’s politics, right? Like most positions Mitt Romney takes, I guess he was against Trump before he was okay with Trump before he was against him again. Romney lamented in his article that the president hasn’t changed his...
  • Steve Hilton: Mattis, Kelly marched to the establishment beat. Trump was right to fire them

    01/07/2019 6:26:35 PM PST · by bitt · 8 replies
    fox news ^ | 1/6/2019 | Steve Hilton
    The new year began as the old year ended - with the establishment up in arms over generals leaving the Trump administration. How would the world survive the departures of John Kelly and James Mattis? "Today has just been a cascade of what would be generally seen as absolutely apocalyptic news in any other presidency…Let's start tonight with the resignation of the Secretary of Defense James Mattis," Rachel Maddow lamented. "Apocalyptic." Forget about war or disease or poverty. The apocalypse is when America's elected president is no longer supervised by the unelected ruling establishment. They even gave it a name...
  • ‘There’s a Real Tension.’ Democrats Puzzle Over Whether a Woman Will Beat Trump

    01/06/2019 10:24:40 AM PST · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 48 replies
    New York Times ^ | 01/05/2019 | Lisa Lerer and Susan Chira
    The year of the woman and the midterm gains that followed electrified Democrats, who have eagerly promoted themselves as the party of diversity. That success has inspired some of the most powerful women in politics to consider running for president. And it has boosted expectations that the political calculus for women has changed in the last two years, and that gender could become an asset, even in a presidential contest. Mrs. Clinton, after all, won the popular vote by almost three million. Yet at a time of ascendancy for women in the party, there’s a lingering doubt in some quarters...
  • 4 Foreign Policy Establishment Myths About Leaving Syria, Debunked

    12/27/2018 1:24:28 PM PST · by detective · 15 replies
    The Federalist ^ | December 27, 2018 | Daniel DePetris
    Since President Donald Trump’s directive to withdraw U.S. ground forces from Syria, the foreign policy elite keep levying complaints. While the people opposing Trump’s Syria decision may be loud, that doesn’t make them right. Republican Sen. Marco Rubio called the decision “a mistake,” while Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham used increasingly creative language to get the president’s attention by relentlessly tweeting about how “ecstatic” the Iranians must be. Indeed, with every passing hour, establishment politicians and conventional foreign policy thinkers are deploying increasingly desperate arguments to make their case about why American boots still need to be on the ground in...
  • The War On Trump Is All About Keeping Liberals And Their Lackeys In Power

    12/27/2018 5:07:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 27, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    And this year ends with our loser ruling class shedding any pretense of legitimacy in its quest to reclaim the power we took back from it in 2016. The reaction to Donald Trump by our alleged betters - SPOILER: They are much, much worse than us - is instructive. They have abandoned all the principles they once claimed to support - democracy, civil rights, due process, and equality. None of those principles help them to keep or regain power anymore, so they are expendable. As are you. Liberalism was always a lie and a scam, right from its sordid...
  • We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again.

    12/11/2018 10:58:49 AM PST · by Baynative · 134 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/10/18 | 44 reprobates
    We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again. "During our service in the Senate, at times we were allies and at other times opponents, but never enemies. We all took an oath swearing allegiance to the Constitution. Whatever united or divided us, we did not veer from our unwavering and shared commitment to placing our country, democracy and national interest above all else."
  • I served under Pres. Bush: I left the GOP to vote Dem. Trump is a fascist, a danger to our republic

    11/05/2018 11:46:48 AM PST · by tcrlaf · 114 replies
    NJ.com ^ | 11-4-2018 | Alan Steinberg
    As we approach the midterm elections, the Nuremberg-like atmosphere of Donald Trump rallies plus his flagrant abuses of power terrify his critics. They raise the question: Is Donald Trump a fascist? There are two matters of fact regarding Donald Trump that are irrefutable. The first is that he is not a conservative but is, in fact, the direct adversary of all the core beliefs of Ronald Reagan. The second is that in terms of his politics, that is to say, his methods of obtaining and maintaining power, Trump has been a practitioner of both fascistic strategy and tactics. Ronald Reagan...
  • Grassley pledges to raise $3M for Collins after Kavanaugh fight

    10/09/2018 7:49:11 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | 10/09/18 | MEGAN KELLER
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) promised to raise $3 million to support Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) to counteract anger over her vote to confirm Justice Brett Kavanaugh. "I'm going to help raise $3 million to match that," Grassley told Marth MacCallum during an interview on Fox News Tuesday, when asked what he thought of a fundraising effort against Collins in Maine that has raked in about $3 million. Collins has come under fire from many on the left for supporting Kavanaugh in a narrow confirmation vote, who was accused of sexual assault by Christine Blasey Ford and other women....
  • Opinion: Whistleblower speaks out on intelligence community's anti-Trump abuses

    09/12/2018 7:29:39 AM PDT · by Major Matt Mason · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | 9/12/18 | Monica Crowley
    In the spring of 2017, a different kind of insider whistleblower came forward. Unlike the Times author, he had the guts to put his name to his concerns. But instead of being cheered, he was summarily fired — because he warned of exactly the kind of insidious Trojan horse threat the op-ed writer (and countless other internal “resisters”) posed to the president and his agenda.
  • An Updated Rules For Radicals For Our Side

    09/06/2018 6:20:44 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 4 replies
    Vanity ^ | 9/6/2018 | LRoggy
    Here's my updated Rules For Radicals by Alinsky for today's time and our side: ***** "Power is not only what you have but what the enemy thinks you have." The Establishment and the Deep State perceive they hold all the cards and right now they are basically right. The only way to fight it is to be able to go around what they control and play guerilla warfare. Social media was designed for this, which is why they are so desperate to censor the popular sites. Use multiple accounts and be willing to play their game until they lose control,...
  • Trump’s Political Tariff Bureaucracy

    08/08/2018 6:27:13 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 28 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | August 6, 2018
    Tariffs are taxes, which distort investment and limit growth. And like taxes, when tariffs are high they create a political incentive for exemptions and favoritism. Behold the Commerce Department’s new and tortuous process for reviewing exemptions to steel and aluminum tariffs. This is everything Republicans typically claim to hate. *** First, companies must submit a request attesting that their imports aren’t made in the U.S. in “a satisfactory quality” or “sufficient and reasonably available amount.” Companies must state the uses for their steel product, their average annual consumption of the product, as well as the number of days required to...
  • Hillary Clinton Implies Kavanaugh Will Lead America Back To Times Of Slavery

    07/13/2018 12:53:05 PM PDT · by detective · 50 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 07/13/2018 | Mike Brest
    Former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton implied that the potential confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court would bring the United States back to the times of slavery during a speech on Friday. “I used to worry that they wanted to turn the clock back to the 1950s. Now, I worry they want to turn it back to the 1850s. These will be urgent fights. Stakes could not be higher,” she said during her speech at the American Federation of Teachers. “This nomination holds out the threat of devastating consequences for workers’ rights, civil rights, LGBT rights, women’s rights, including...
  • London mayor says preposterous for Trump to blame crime on immigration

    07/13/2018 6:52:10 AM PDT · by Leaning Right · 57 replies
    Reuters ^ | JULY 13, 2018 | Kate Holton
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan said it was preposterous for Donald Trump to blame a rise in violent crime in the city on immigration after the U.S. president criticized his handling of crime and militant attacks.
  • GOP strategist: Trump base wants 'anyone who’s darker than a latte deported' (Rick Wilson)

    07/11/2018 9:59:40 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 79 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 | Joe Concha
    GOP strategist and CNN contributor Rick Wilson said Wednesday that Trump supporters "want anybody who’s darker than a latte deported" while arguing that some in the administration actually enjoy seeing migrant children being separated from their families. The remarks come as the White House faces considerable criticism from lawmakers on the both sides of the aisle over the "zero tolerance" policy that separated children from their parents after crossing the U.S. border illegally, despite Trump signing an executive order on June 20 to end the practice. A federal judge said the administration needs to expedite the reunification process after it...
  • Schumer, Pelosi: Trump's Germany comments an 'embarrassment'

    07/11/2018 10:34:37 AM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 57 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/11/18 10:10 AM EDT | Jordain Carney
    Congressional Democratic leadership blasted President Trump on Wednesday after he called Germany a "captive" of Russia, saying his comment at a NATO meeting "is an embarrassment." “President Trump’s brazen insults and denigration of one of America’s most steadfast allies, Germany, is an embarrassment. His behavior this morning is another profoundly disturbing signal that the president is more loyal to [Russian] President [Vladimir] Putin than to our NATO allies," Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer(D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-N.Y.) said in a joint statement. Trump sparked a war of words with German Chancellor Angela Merkel after he said a...
  • Scarborough: Trump Picked Kavanaugh “to Protect Himself” from Prosecution

    07/10/2018 4:07:35 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 60 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Sounding like Elizabeth Warren and other Dems with their eyes on 2020, Joe Scarborough is claiming that President Trump chose Brett Kavanaugh as his SCOTUS nominee for the basest of reasons: “to protect himself” from prosecution. On today’s Morning Joe, referring to a 2009 law review article Kavanaugh wrote in which he suggested that presidents be shielded from civil and criminal litigation while in office, Scarborough said: “There is no doubt . . . make no mistake of it, this is the reason . . . that’s why he has selected Judge Kavanaugh, because of this, single, 2009 article ....
  • 25 States Move to Keep Trump Off 2020 Ballot

    06/24/2018 7:29:23 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 126 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 24 Jun 2018 | Erick Mack
    The latest resistance plan against President Donald Trump's 2020 election campaign includes attempts in at least 25 states to pass a law that requires presidential candidates to release their tax returns to appear on the ballot. President Trump is the only modern-day president to refuse to release his personal tax returns, so conceivably a law passed to require that could block him from the ballot. The issue with that trolling plan is no state has been able to officially pass a law requiring it. Even deep blue California and New Jersey have vetoed the laws after it had passed both...
  • Why the I.R.S. Should Go After Trump

    06/16/2018 8:03:10 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 81 replies
    NYT ^ | 06 15 2018 | Philip T. Hackney
    As a former attorney for the chief counsel of the I.R.S. who specialized in nonprofit organizations, I believe Mr. Trump is also criminally liable for his actions. If I were still at the I.R.S., based on the lawsuit, I would make a criminal referral, on charges of tax evasion or false statements on a tax return, or both. On the tax evasion charge, the government must demonstrate that the defendant willfully failed to pay a tax he owed and acted to disguise or attempted to disguise that evasion. For a false statement charge, the government must show the defendant willingly...
  • James Comey Absolved of ‘Political Bias’ in First Leaked Passage from DOJ Watchdog Report(?!)

    06/14/2018 10:07:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 58 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 6/14/2018 | Josh Caplan
    Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz’s forthcoming report has concluded former FBI Director James Comey “dramatically” broke with bureau norms in its handling of the Clinton email investigation, according to Bloomberg News. “While we did not find that these decisions were the result of political bias on Comey’s part, we nevertheless concluded that by departing so clearly and dramatically from FBI and department norms, the decisions negatively impacted the perception of the FBI and the department as fair administrators of justice,” the watchdog head writes.
  • George Soros Complains: ‘Everything That Could Go Wrong, Has Gone Wrong’

    06/09/2018 1:38:36 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 86 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 06/09/18 | Justin Caruso
    George Soros recently lamented the rise of President Trump and anti-establishment parties across the globe, saying “everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong.” Soros made the comment in an interview with The Washington Post published Saturday. He also said that he did not expect Trump’s election, saying, “Apparently, I was living in my own bubble.” The activist billionaire also made the bizarre claim that President Trump would be “willing to destroy the world.” Soros has become known for using his immense wealth to influence politics in the United States and around the world.