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  • Michael Cohen privately questions Trump's fitness to be president

    07/21/2018 4:29:42 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 70 replies
    axios.com ^ | 7/21/18 | Jonathan Swan
    Friends of Michael Cohen have noticed that since Trump's Helsinki press conference with Vladimir Putin he's been more openly questioning Trump's fitness to be president. "It's one thing for him [Cohen] to be concerned about his suitability to be president," a knowledgeable source told me. "It's quite another thing to be concerned about his [Trump's] loyalty to his country." The source added that Cohen was sending a public signal to this effect when he tweeted, on Monday after Trump's Helsinki press conference: "As I said to @ABC @GStephanopoulos, "I respect our nation's intelligence agencies who determined that Russia, had in...
  • New Hampshire is 94% white. It is now trying to figure out how to change that

    07/28/2018 12:44:39 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 109 replies
    The New York Times ^ | July 27, 2018 | Katharine Q. Seelye
    MANCHESTER, N.H. — Catalina Celentano used to hold training sessions for hospital workers in Lynn, Mass., to familiarize them with the cultures of patients from Cambodia, Russia and the Dominican Republic. When she moved to New Hampshire, she suddenly found herself in an ethnic vacuum. “I went from being able to speak Spanish every day to not speaking Spanish at all because there wasn’t anybody to speak Spanish to,” said Mrs. Celentano, who was born in Colombia to a Colombian mother and Hungarian father. “The only person I spoke Spanish with was a cleaning lady and she moved back to...
  • With Pelosi’s Urging– Paul Ryan Slams Trump for Putin Meeting

    07/16/2018 12:23:33 PM PDT · by detective · 64 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 16, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The GOP Speaker Paul Ryan attacked President Trump today after his meeting and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Ryan released the comments after the press conference this morning. Nancy Pelosi urged Paul Ryan to take a stronger stance against the Republican president.
  • The Kavanaugh Pick: Lamenting an Opportunity Lost

    07/10/2018 8:20:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 147 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/10/2018 | David French
    I’ve got a piece up over at the Washington Post about the Brett Kavanaugh nomination. It was a safe choice — and an opportunity lost. There was a choice out there that fired the conservative imagination, the kind of choice that arguably only a Donald Trump would have the guts to make: There was a moment, in the early afternoon of July 9, when conservatives contemplated the delightful possibility that they might witness the best possible version of President Trump — the man with the will (and flair for the dramatic) that would allow him to be bolder than the...
  • ABC Frets: ‘Country Is Going to Change Profoundly’ over Trump SCOTUS Pick

    06/28/2018 8:52:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 6/28/2018 | Kristine Marsh
    This morning on ABC’s Good Morning America, journalists for the network continued losing their collective minds over Supreme Court Justice Kennedy’s announcement that he was retiring from the bench. ABC led its morning coverage Thursday with three reports, portraying the news that President Trump would pick his successor, as a move back into the Dark Ages with abortion rights at stake. “It guarantees that this court and this country is going to change profoundly,” correspondent Terry Moran gushed. Anchor Robin Roberts opened by noting dramatically that “every American” could be affected by this new SCOTUS pick. Correspondent Terry Moran touted...
  • Don’t Throw the Republicans Out: A Response to George Will

    06/26/2018 7:30:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/26/2018 | Dan Mclaughlin
    George WillÂ’s Friday column has kicked up a stir by arguing that voters of all ideological stripes should hand majority control of the Senate and House to the Democrats in November. This is a profoundly bad idea, and Will makes nearly no effort to consider its actual consequences.There are four main reasons why running Republicans out of Congress will not produce the results that Will is seeking. One, Democrats do not respect the values Will champions and cannot be counted on to advance them. Two, the recent history of divided government shows that it moves policy toward the out-partyÂ’s ideology...
  • Whuh? CNN’s Cuomo Concerned Removed NORK Nukes Might be Sent to Pakistan

    05/18/2018 4:11:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 21 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    This is right up there with the congressman worrying that stationing Marines on Guam could cause the island to tip over and capsize . . . On CNN this morning, Chris Cuomo expressed the concern that under a denuclearization deal with North Korea, the NORK nukes might be sent to . . . Pakistan. Panelists Jon Avlon and Gordon Chang talked poor Chris in off the ledge, assuring him that wouldn’t happen.Get the rest of the story and view the video here.
  • Former CIA Director John Brennan Blames Trump and Netanyahu For Deaths of Hamas Supporters in Gaza

    05/15/2018 10:18:32 AM PDT · by detective · 55 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | May 14, 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Shortened title. Full title: Former CIA Director John Brennan Blames “Messers Trump and Netanyahu” For Deaths of Hamas Supporters in Gaza In 2010 Barack Obama’s former CIA Director John Brennan called Jerusalem “al Quds” in a public speech. Al Quds is the Muslim name given to Jerusalem. On Monday Brennan lashed out at President Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following the deaths of Hamas supporters in Gaza. Four days ago Hamas terror chief Yahya Sinwar announced what he hoped would be hundreds of thousands of protesters storming the Israeli border with Gaza on Monday.
  • George Will: Trump is no longer the worst person in government (Pence is)

    05/10/2018 6:25:08 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 192 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 9, 2018 | George Will
    Donald Trump, with his feral cunning, knew. The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become AmericaÂ’s most repulsive public figure. And Pence, who has reached this pinnacle by dethroning his benefactor, is augmenting the public stock of useful knowledge. Because his is the authentic voice of todayÂ’s lickspittle Republican Party, he clarifies this yearÂ’s elections: Vote Republican to ratify groveling as governing. Last June, a Trump Cabinet meeting featured testimonials offered to Dear Leader by his forelock-tugging colleagues. His chief of staff, Reince Priebus, caught the spirit of the worship service...
  • CNN Analyst Warns Against Releasing Nunes Memo: ‘Are We Going to Be a Democracy After Today?’

    02/02/2018 7:43:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 74 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/1/18 | Conor Beck
    CNN political analyst Brian Karem on Thursday described the debate over whether to release a Republican-written classified memo critical of the FBI and the Justice Department as a "tipping point for our democracy," warning the document's release may lead the country to be ruled by "demagoguery and despotism."In a CNN segment flagged by NewsBusters, host Brooke Baldwin introduced Karem by telling him that, while House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is downplaying the memo, President Donald Trump wants to use it help discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation."And you're hearing that from the F.B.I.," Karem responded. "That is the most disingenuous piece...
  • Fox News Host Slams GOP Support For Roy Moore: ‘I Hope The Guy Loses’

    12/11/2017 10:00:42 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 77 replies
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Ed Mazza
    Fox News host Greg Gutfeld says he hopes Republican Roy Moore loses Tuesday’s special election in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat. “I hate team-sport politics, and right now this is team-sport politics,” he said on “The Five” on Monday. “The argument is: Moore is bad, but a Democrat is worse, and... it’s a shame, because it shouldn’t be. It doesn’t always have to be a team sport.” He said President Donald Trump throwing his weight behind Moore is part of the “team sport” element of politics. “Even though Trump is endorsing this guy, it’s because he has to, because...
  • Mitt Romney Says Roy Moore Would Be a Stain on the Nation

    12/05/2017 4:22:04 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4 Dec 2017
    Failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked Alabama Judge Roy Moore right after President Donald Trump backed More on Monday. Romney argued that having Moore in the U.S. Senate would amount to a stain on the GOP and the nation. Romney tweeted on Monday, “Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.”
  • Trump's 'Pocahontas' insult makes a mockery of Native Americans' diverse history

    11/28/2017 9:03:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 130 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 28, 2017 | by Arvina Martin
    On Monday, President Donald Trump held a White House event, ostensibly honoring the Code Talkers. The Code Talkers have been honored by many American politicians in the last two decades, most notably with the presentation of Congressional Gold Medals to surviving soldiers and their families by member of the U.S. Congress in 2013. My tribe, the Ho-Chunk Nation, sent a delegation including our President, Vice President and Traditional Chief, and I was proud to watch that presentation online, and to see the Code Talkers and their families. So one might think that an event in the White House to further...
  • Andrew Jackson was called 'Indian killer.' Trump honored Navajos in front of his portrait.

    11/28/2017 6:53:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2017 | Eli Rosenberg
    The prominent placement of an Andrew Jackson portrait during an event meant to honor a group of Native Americans at the Oval Office on Monday has raised questions about the White House’s message. Jackson is known for his harsh treatment of Native Americans as president, famously signing the Indian Removal Act, which led to thousands of Native American deaths as tens of thousands were forced to relocate. Some observers thought the juxtaposition of his portrait during the event with the stated purpose of honoring three Navajo code talkers was strange. [Snip] The Cherokees called Jackson "Indian killer"; the Creek called...
  • Bill Kristol: Republicans Can Still Save Themselves From Trump’s Poison

    11/27/2017 7:55:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 27, 2017 | Lloyd Grove
    The question—framed in uppercase urgency on Bill Kristol’s Twitter feed—is redolent of the sheer, shrieking panic of the teenage girl in the 1982 horror movie Poltergeist as she witnesses her home being invaded by demonic spirits. The 64-year-old Kristol—longtime Republican theorist and operative, founding editor of The Weekly Standard, son of neoconservative icon Irving Kristol, frequent television pundit, and sworn enemy of all things Trump—added in his tweet on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving: “The GOP tax bill’s bringing out my inner socialist. The sex scandals are bringing out my inner feminist. Donald Trump and Roy Moore are bringing out my...
  • Can a white child dress as a Halloween character from another race?

    10/30/2017 1:12:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 30, 2017 | by Osamudia James, The Washington Post
    Blackface is as predictable around Halloween as candy, and by now the outrage in response is also pretty predictable. Plenty of white people, including parents who watched Disney pull its "Maui" zip-up suit costume from store shelves last year in response to accusations of brownface, are probably wondering when, if ever, it's OK to dress up as a figure of another race. The answer: It depends. Like most issues involving race in our country, avoiding offense at Halloween requires thinking about not just stereotypes or discrimination but also white supremacy. One problem with racism is that it advances white supremacy...
  • Moms are freaking out that ‘Moana’ costume is ‘cultural appropriation’

    10/22/2017 9:30:32 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 76 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 16, 2017 | Jane Ridley
    The scariest thing this Halloween for New York moms isn’t zombies or ghouls — it’s politically incorrect costumes. An article on raceconscious.org by Sachi Feris has been making the rounds on mommy Facebook groups. Feris writes that her 5-year-old daughter declared she wanted to be Polynesian Disney character Moana, which she worried would be “cultural appropriation.” Her daughter’s other choice: Scandinavian Queen Elsa from the Disney movie “Frozen.” “I had some reservations regarding both costume choices … about cultural appropriation and the power/privilege carried by Whiteness, and about Whiteness and standards of beauty,” she wrote. Feris went on to describe...
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Donald

    10/18/2017 4:28:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Pennel Bird
    It is an article of faith among many that some of the most patriotic Americans are immigrants. Leaving one's country and culture in search of a better life has a way of clarifying the reasons for making such a consequential choice. The freedoms and opportunities we enjoy as native-born citizens, but can sometimes take for granted, are often even more deeply cherished by new Americans in their adopted homeland. Trading up carries with it a reminder of what one has lived down – and can be all the more meaningful for it. In a similar way, it may also be...
  • Donald Trump has made a lot of people nervous, says former Bush advisor (More winning!)

    10/06/2017 1:35:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 6, 2017 | Michelle Fox
    President Donald Trump's recent comments are making Republican strategist Ron Christie nervous – and he told CNBC he's probably not the only one. On Thursday, Trump cryptically suggested that a meeting with senior military leaders was "the calm before the storm. "It gives our allies and adversaries pause for reflection to say, 'What is the United States about to do?'" said Christie, former special assistant to President George W. Bush. President Donald Trump's recent comments are making Republican strategist Ron Christie nervous – and he told CNBC he's probably not the only one. On Thursday, Trump cryptically suggested that a...
  • MSNBC Republican: 'You're a Bad Parent If You Have a Gun in the House'

    10/04/2017 12:42:19 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 94 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 10/04/2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, frequent MSNBC Republican guest David Frum lamented over the trend towards loosening gun laws -- even after high-profile mass shootings -- and then predicted that it would be necessary to convince gun owners that "you're a bad parent if you have a gun in the house" to get the public to support more gun restrictions. After Frum had spent time lamenting that since the Newtown school shootings in 2012, there have been a loosening of gun laws in many states, host O'Donnell followed up by suggesting that most Americans agree with a...