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  • Donald Trump Is a Yuuuuuuuge Wuss

    09/24/2015 12:20:32 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 177 replies
    National Review ^ | September 24, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Donald Trump Is a Yuuuuuuuge Wuss by Charles C. W. Cooke. September 24, 2015. How quickly was the great hard man reduced to sterile indignation. Last night, on Fox News, Rich Lowry proposed caustically that Carly Fiorina had, letís say, ďneuteredĒ Donald Trump during the most recent primary debate, and that she had done so with all the precision of a surgeon. In an instant, the whining began. ďIncompetent @RichLowry lost it tonight on @FoxNews,Ē Trump griped on Twitter. ďHe should not be allowed on TV and the FCC should fine him!Ē A few moments later, the lip wobbled out...
  • Ben Carson, the Superior Outsider [He is the real conservative outsider, not Trump]

    09/03/2015 1:36:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 101 replies
    Politico ^ | 09/03/2015 | Rich Lowry
    While Jeb Bush feuds Donald Trump and others kowtow to him, only one candidate is seriously gaining on him. Ben Carson is now tied with Trump in one Iowa poll and is close in others, an especially notable result given that The Donald has jammed a lifetime's worth of free media into the past couple of months. Carson's rise suggests that it's possible to catch the populist wave roiling Republican politics and yet not be an obnoxious braggart who abuses anyone who crosses him and will say or do anything as long as he's getting attention. Ben Carson is a...
  • Trump Tweets Outrage over ĎBallsí Comment: Fox ĎOwes Me an Apologyí

    09/24/2015 4:43:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 162 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 23, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    The media world was waiting for it and Donald Trump delivered Wednesday night, performing his now nightly Twitter assault on Fox News after announcing his boycott of the network earlier in the day. This time, the GOP frontrunnerís outrage came after the National Reviewís Rich Lowry suggested that Carly Fiorina ďcut [Trumpís] balls off with the precision of a surgeonĒ at the CNN Republican debate, much to host Megyn Kellyís shock. ďYou canít say that,Ē Kelly said. For once, she and Trump agreed.
  • The GOP Field That Failed

    08/27/2015 9:08:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The Politico Magazine ^ | August 26, 2015 | Rich Lowry, editor, The National Review
    The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. Thereís 17 candidates and nothing on. Except Donald Trump. Now, this has much to do with the media, and with Trumpís unique qualities as a showman. He has the advantage of not caring, about anything apparently ó the facts, his reputation, or, ultimately, winning the presidency. In consequence, he is a free man. The Jorge Ramos incident was Trump in microcosm. He did what no other Republican politician could get away with...
  • Trump: You Will Know that He has Gone Too Far When Ted Cruz Criticizes Him Directly

    08/10/2015 8:15:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 173 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/09/2015 | Rich Lowrey
    People are again predicting his demise. The widely admired Megyn Kelly is definitely a riskier target for him than John McCain was. But since an enormous amount of his appeal is based on saying outrageous things and not apologizing for them, itíd be foolish to think that anything that has transpired since Thursday will sink him. I wouldnít be surprised, though, if the debate and its aftermath check or reverse the progress heíd been making in the internals of the polls (higher favorable ratings, fewer Republicans saying theyíd never consider voting for him, etc.). I basically only have one barometer...
  • Trump Has Succeeded in Convincing Conservatives to Discard their Principles Overnight

    09/01/2015 5:06:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 179 replies
    National Review ^ | September 01, 2015 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    Trump Has Succeeded in Convincing Conservatives to Discard their Principles Overnight by CHARLES C. W. COOKE. September 1, 2015. Since he jumped self-confidently into the political limelight, Donald Trump has been quite the upside-down man. Customarily, primary seasons permit each partyís voters to indulge in a rational process of elimination: First, they discover which candidate most closely agrees with them on policy, and then they ask themselves whether that person is capable of representing their ideas in public. This time around, however, this process has been disastrously inverted, a solid portion of the Republican partyís balloters having decided first who...
  • Sarah Palin Slips into Self-Parody

    01/26/2015 6:22:08 PM PST · by MinnesotaLibertarian · 289 replies
    National Review ^ | January 26, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Skipping to the end: ... Consider, if you will, what happens to a person who suggests that Sarah Palin is anything other than saintly. Right off the bat, they are accused of disliking America or Alaska or conservatives or mothers or the working class ó or even women in general ó and then they are informed that their ďhatredĒ is showing. Next, their motives are questioned and their supposedly secret ďagendaĒ is exposed for the world to see, for no right-thinking person could dislike Palin on the merits, natch. ďI hope you enjoy your elite cocktail parties,Ē the apologists will...
  • Witless Ape Rides Escalator [Trump]

    06/16/2015 1:50:28 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 96 replies
    National Review ^ | June 16, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Donald Trump may be the man America needs. Having been through four bankruptcies, the ridiculous buffoon with the worst taste since Caligula is uniquely positioned to lead the most indebted organization in the history of the human race.The Trump conglomerate is the Argentina of limited-liability companies,having been in bankruptcy as recently as 2009. To be sure,a lot of companies went bankrupt around then. The Trump gang went bankrupt in 2004,too,and in 2001. Before that, Trump was in bankruptcy court back in 1991 when his Taj Mahal casino in Atlantic Cityóthe nationís first casino-cum-strip-club, an aesthetic crime against humanity that is...
  • Paris Hilton Could Out-Trump Trump in 2016

    08/20/2015 1:31:42 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 68 replies
    National Review ^ | August 20, 2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Paris Hilton Could Out-Trump Trump in 2016 by Kevin D. Williamson August 20, 2015 Donald Trumpís admirers, like those of Ross Perot in an earlier epoch, cite his business success as his main qualification and believe that the acumen that he has demonstrated in making himself rich enough to do incredibly vulgar things like gold-plating the seatbelt buckles in his airplane is a skill thatís transferable to things like trade policy and immigration law. There may be something to that line of thinking, but Ross Perot is not the entrepreneur whom Trump most closely resembles. You heard it here first:...
  • Donald Trump, Ann Coulter, and ĎNo Apologiesí Conservatism

    09/18/2015 9:48:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 45 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/18/2015 | Jim Geraghty
    Appearing with Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show, Donald Trump was in the mood to tweak his own persona ó to a point. ďI think apologizingís a great thing,Ē he said. ďBut you have to be wrong. I will absolutely apologize, sometime in the hopefully distant future, if Iím ever wrong.Ē Itís funny because itís true: Trumpís steadfast refusal to apologize for his controversial antics may be the most striking thing about him. A significant portion of the Republican base craves it, and a handful of pro-Trump conservative pundits does, too. None of them looms larger, perhaps, than Ann Coulter....
  • Is Donald Trump a Double Agent for the Left?

    06/22/2015 5:08:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 80 replies
    National Review ^ | 06/22/2015 | John Fund
    After Donald Trumpís bizarre announcement last week that he was running for president, it occurred to me that many observers are misreading Trump. Many consider him a joke. Not true. Trump knows when he is being outrageous ó and acts that way consciously to build his brand. Some consider him a menace, pointing out polls that show he would do well if he abandoned the GOP after the primaries and ran as an independent. But Trump is too smart to waste money on a futile effort to capture 270 electoral votes. He will conclude ó like Michael Bloomberg, another...
  • Donald Trump Can‚Äôt Say 'No' - Is That What We Want in a President?

    11/20/2015 11:30:00 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 493 replies
    National Review ^ | November 20, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    As has been made abundantly clear by his incessant mewling and pathetically thin skin, Donald J. Trump is not in fact an unwaveringly resolute tough guy of the type you would hope to find standing next to you in the trenches, but an insecure attention seeker who cannot help but pander to his audiences' prejudices. In the past few days, Trump has been asked variously whether, if elected, he would use his power to close mosques; whether he believes that Muslims should be registered in a special government database; and whether or not it would be a good idea to...
  • Trumpís Far-Fetched 9/11 Comments

    10/21/2015 12:56:32 PM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 149 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/20/2015 | The Editors
    As usual, Donald Trumpís latest comments are rankling at least one of his opponents. ďWhen you talk about George Bush,Ē Trump said on Bloomberg TV on Friday morning, ďI mean, say what you want, the World Trade Center came down during his time.Ē Challenged by anchor Stephanie Ruhle, he added, ďHe was president, okay? . . . Blame him, or donít blame him, but he was president. The World Trade Center came down during his reign.Ē On Twitter, Jeb Bush called Trumpís comment ďpathetic,Ē sparking a back-and-forth between the campaigns on social media.
  • Donald Trump And The American Id

    08/06/2015 8:40:19 PM PDT · by Oklahoma · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | August 6, 2015 4:00 AM | Kevin D. Williamson
    Oh, youíre goddamned right this is Vegas, baby! because the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas Resort and Casino is the only truly appropriate venue for a show like the one we have right here. For your consideration: the carefully coiffed golden mane, the vast inherited fortune, the splendid real-estate portfolio, the family name on buildings from Manhattan to the Strip, the reality-television superstardom, the room-temperature-on-a-brisk-November-day IQ. The only thing distinguishing that great spackled misshapen lump of unredeemed American id known as Donald Trump from his spiritual soul mate, that slender lightning rod of unredeemed American id known as Paris Hilton, is...
  • Donald Trump Goes Ballistic...Journalist Uses Lewd Insult Against Him On Fox News

    09/24/2015 5:33:31 AM PDT · by blam · 75 replies
    BI ^ | 9-24-2015 | Colin Campbell
    Colin CampbellSeptember 25, 2015 Real-estate magnate Donald Trump fired off multiple furious tweets Wednesday night after a crude remark was used against him on Fox News. Rich Lowry, the editor of the conservative magazine National Review, declared that the Republican presidential front-runner is attacking rival Carly Fiorina because she emasculated him at last week's presidential debate. "Part of what's going on here is that last debate. Let's be honest: Carly cut his balls off with the precision of a surgeon and he knows it," Lowry said during a Fox News interview, according to video posted by Mediaite. Host Megyn Kelly...
  • Donald Trump Has One Credential, and It Appears to Be Soft

    09/21/2015 10:40:01 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | September 20, 2015 | Neal B. Freeman
    Donald Trump Has One Credential, and It Appears to Be Soft by Neal B. Freeman. September 21, 2015. All of us New Yorkers of a certain age remember Fred Trump. For several decades, he was the go-to guy for the cityís middle class. In a vast archipelago stretching across the ďouter boroughs,Ē he built single-family homes, lots of them, and clusters of apartment buildings, whole villages of them. Fredís projects were ďaffordable housingĒ in the anodyne sense of that ominous phrase. A Trump home may have had few frills, but it was well built and well maintained. The neatly trimmed...
  • Donald Trump Is an Affront to Anyone Devoted to William F. Buckleyís Legacy

    08/12/2015 5:53:27 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 205 replies
    National Review ^ | August 12, 2015 | GEORGE WILL
    Donald Trump, Counterfeit Republican By GEORGE WILL August 12, 2015 In every town large enough to have two traffic lights there is a bar at the back of which sits the local Donald Trump, nursing his fifth beer and innumerable delusions. Because the actual Donald Trump is wealthy, he can turn himself into an unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate. It is his right to use his riches as he pleases. His squalid performance and its coarsening of civic life are costs of freedom that an open society must be prepared to pay. When, however, Trump decided that his next...
  • The ďTrump Conservative WarĒ Ė The Great Trumpian Divide Ė National Review VS MainstreetÖ

    09/12/2015 5:08:11 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 62 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 9-12-15 | sundance
    There is an expression: ďI will leave you naked before your enemiesĒÖ A proactive assertion essentially stating: if you chose to engage in war with me Ė not only do I promise your defeat against my interests, but I will lay you open to exposure from all adversaries Ė who will then take advantage of your new vulnerability. Presidential Candidate Donald Trump is doing a remarkable job filling the role behind this proclamation. In a seismic political shift Trump has gone far beyond drawing a line in the sand. He has openly dug a trench on his pre-selected battle space...
  • Donald Trump & Sarah Palin: the Oddest of Political Couples

    09/30/2015 4:26:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | September 30, 2015 | Jim Geraghty
    ĎJerry, how much do you think Lorne Michaels would pay me if I were to run in 2016?Ē Sarah Palin asked Jerry Seinfeld in a skit that aired as part of Saturday Night Liveís 40th anniversary special in February. ďRun for president? Sarah, I donít think thereís a number too big,Ē Seinfeld responded. ďRun for president? Sarah, I donít think thereís a number too big,Ē Seinfeld responded. ďHypothetically, then, what if I were to choose Donald Trump as my running mate?Ē Palin continued. ďSarah, youíre teasing us, thatís not nice!Ē Seinfeld responded in mock indignation. Eight months ago, the idea...
  • Can moderators be fair having called Trump a 'witless ape'?

    11/04/2015 7:07:26 AM PST · by GulliverSwift · 23 replies
    When Republican National Committee chairman Reince Priebus "suspended" the party's agreement to hold a debate with NBC on February 26, he took care to say that whether or not NBC was involved, the debate, which was set to include questions from partner National Review, would go on as scheduled. "While we are suspending our partnership with NBC News and its properties, we still fully intend to have a debate on that day, and will ensure that National Review remains part of it," Priebus wrote in a letter to NBC. As the debate approaches, however, it's likely that critics will raise...
  • Can moderators be fair having called Trump a 'witless ape'? (National Review Hates Trump

    11/04/2015 9:50:03 AM PST · by Windy City Conservative · 40 replies
    For example, on June 16, when Trump announced his candidacy, NR roving correspondent Kevin D. Williamson analyzed the event in a piece headlined "Witless Ape Rides Escalator." Williamson called Trump "the most ridiculous buffoon with the worst taste since Caligula." Also: 'a reality-television grotesque with his plastic-surgery-disaster wife, grunting like a baboon about our country's 'brand' and his own vast wealth." And: "not just an ass, but an ass of exceptionally intense asininity." And, of course, a "witless ape." In August, NR writer Charles C.W. Cooke called Trump a "virus." "A plague is sweeping the land, gathering victims of all...
  • National Reviewís Real Problem isnít with Trump, itís with the People

    07/13/2015 12:39:16 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 57 replies
    Rebel Pundit ^ | 7-13-2015 | Rebel Pundit
    Since Donald Trump announced his candidacy for president, the media have bent over backwards to destroy him. Itís not just the New York Times and CNN, but outlets like William F. Buckleyís National Review, the Wall Street Journal, and other ďmainstreamĒ outlets of the right. To these media outletsí consternation, despite their crazed efforts to demean, discredit, and deny the appetite among Americans for Trumpís message, more and more people are coming out to hear and support the one candidate who appears to have listened to themĖand is leading the charge as opposed to opining from behind the RNCís skirts....
  • The Art of the Con, by Donald Trump

    06/21/2015 12:35:47 PM PDT · by South40 · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 21 JUN 2015 | KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON
    Conservatives love a faction. Among my friends here at National Review, we have conservatarians (Charles C. W. Cooke), reform conservatives (Ramesh Ponnuru), the secular Right (Andrew Stuttaford), etc. The distinctive features of those camps are, respectively, being comfortable with gay marriage, favoring tax credits for children, and favoring tax credits for the children of gay marriages so long as the money doesnít end up in the offering plate. ((snip)) Whatever Trumpís appeal is to the Rightís populist elements, it isnít policy. He is a tax-happy crony capitalist who is hostile to free trade but very enthusiastic about using state violence...
  • Republicans need to look in the mirror, not at Donald Trump

    07/16/2015 10:21:04 AM PDT · by Lakeshark · 18 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 7/16/15 | William Jacobson
    I have a column posted at National Review, Trumpís Lesson: Voters Are Furious about Illegal Immigration As Iíve told readers before, I write elsewhere from time to time in order to gain exposure to new audiences. For this post, I particularly wanted it at National Review because it would speak to an audience for whom the Republican primaries and illegal immigration matter.Here is an excerpt: "But something happened on the way to the denunciations and purges [of Trump]. Kate Steinle was murdered in San Francisco, a sanctuary city. Steinle was killed in broad daylight on a popular pedestrian pier in...
  • Ailes ĎFuriousí at National Reviewís Lowry for Forcing Fox to Cede ĎMoral High Groundí to Trump

    09/25/2015 3:29:53 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 83 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/24/15 | Matthew Boyle
    The Fox News Channelís top executive, Roger Ailes, is ďfuriousĒ at the National Reviewís editor Rich Lowry for using foul language in an attack on GOP frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump on Wednesday evening, Breitbart News has learned. An individual with knowledge of these matters told Breitbart News that Ailes is ďfuriousĒ at Lowry for saying on Megyn Kellyís program The Kelly File on Wednesday that former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina ďcut [Trumpís] balls off with the precision of a surgeon, and he knows it, he knows it.Ē Ailes is mad at Lowry because this move means, in the ongoing...
  • National Review Editor: Sorry, Donald Trump Has a Point

    07/02/2015 3:45:45 AM PDT · by Cringing Negativism Network · 37 replies
    Breitbart ^ | July 1, 2015 | From Rich Lowry, Editor of National Review, at Politico Magazine:
    I was skeptical that Trump was really running, but now that the boats are burned behind him, watch out. He is set to be Herman Cain squared ó an early-nominating-season phenomenon with a massive media megaphone. As for his instantly notorious Mexico comments, they did more to insult than to illuminate, yet there was a kernel in them that hit on an important truth that typical politicians either donít know or simply fear to speak. ďWhen Mexico sends its people,Ē Trump said, ďtheyíre not sending their best.Ē This is obviously correct. We arenít raiding the top 1 percent of Mexicans...
  • Trump's Muslim-Registry Blunder

    11/21/2015 7:05:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 85 replies
    National Review ^ | November 21, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    A national-security investigation may "not [be] conducted solely upon the basis of activities protected by the first amendment to the Constitution." That clause, and others similar to it, are found throughout the Patriot Act and other provisions of federal law. They protect Americans from being subjected to surveillance based on nothing except their religious beliefs. There's an obvious reason for that at least, I thought it was obvious until Donald Trump reportedly embraced the idea of forcing Muslims to register in a database. I say "reportedly" because it is not clear to me, after hearing a recording of Trump's hectic...
  • The Conservative-Media Revolution Forced the MSM to Abandon Any Pretense of Objectivity

    11/04/2015 10:40:25 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    The National Review ^ | 11/4/2015 | RUSH LIMBAUGH
    When I arrived in New York City 28 years ago to begin my national radio program, my objective was to have the most-listened-to show in the country. At that time, the national broadcast media included three television networks and CNN. That was it. There were 125 radio stations doing talk radio, and I started on 56 of them. No one had ever succeeded in syndicating a national daytime radio show, and I was predicted to fail, too. But I didn’t. What was different about my show was that I was the only conservative voice in national broadcast media. I was...
  • The Public Sector: Standing in Our Way until We Pay Up; Just a supplementary welfare state.

    11/01/2015 5:56:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    National Review ^ | 10/31/2015 | Kevin Williamson
    My favorite criminals are those known in the literature ‚ÄĒ or at least in the movies ‚ÄĒ as ‚Äústandovers,‚ÄĚ criminals who specialize in victimizing other criminals. Examples of the type are Omar Little in The Wire, whose occupation is robbing Baltimore drug dealers, and the Joker in The Dark Knight, who loots and extorts Gotham‚Äôs mob bosses. The really bold ones who show up at large drug deals and rob both sides. The problem with the standover business model, obviously, is the same as the problem of scorched-earth banditry: It drives away exactly the sort of activity that the criminal...
  • Supporting a Tax Because It's a Spending Cut

    10/26/2015 10:11:36 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 4 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 10-25-2015 | MICHAEL R. STRAIN
    Economists Lawrence H. Summers, Treasury secretary under President Clinton and top economics adviser under†President Obama, and N. Gregory Mankiw, CEA chair under President George†W. Bush, team up this morning in an op-ed supporting Obamacareís Cadillac tax... They are right to do so, as the Cadillac tax actually cuts government spending (properly understood).
  • Weíre Not That Far from a Balanced Budget

    09/29/2015 6:58:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/29/2015 | Kevin D. Williamson
    Americans are funny about taxes: When we complain about them, we donít moan that we are paying too much ó we lament that others are paying too little. In a Pew Research Center poll last year, only 27 percent of Americans cited their own tax liabilities among their complaints about the tax code, while 64 percent complained that other taxpayers ó the wicked 1 percenters, the dreaded corporations ó were getting off too easy. If youíve ever met anybody who believes that we can balance the budget by cutting foreign aid, that the Social Security ďtrust fundĒ is a real...
  • Now Show Mitch McConnell the Door

    09/28/2015 7:04:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/28/2015 | Christian Whiton
    Last week, House Speaker John Boehner decided to retire rather than chance being ousted by his own colleagues. Despite this lucky break, the congressional GOP has little chance of winning back disenchanted Republican voters unless it also shows Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell the door. Continued Republican control of the Senate is on the line. A brand-new poll reveals that 72 percent of Republican primary voters are dissatisfied with McConnell and Boehner. Only 2 percent of those polled were ďvery satisfiedĒ with the partyís two congressional leaders, who the majority believe have accomplished essentially nothing. The situation is actually...
  • Four Easy Steps for Beating Donald Trump

    09/25/2015 11:14:04 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 153 replies
    National Review ^ | September 25, 2015 | HENRY OLSEN
    Four Easy Steps for Beating Donald Trump by HENRY OLSEN September 25, 2015. The Republican elites are all in a Twitter titter about whether Donald Trump can be defeated. They neednít worry. Beating Trump will be as easy as counting backward from four to one. Four bankruptcies, three wives, two parties, one big problem for America. That six-second tagline to an ad sums up why, when the chips are down, the Donaldís getting fired. This mantra will take Trump down because his appeal rests on trust. Voters angry with elites for various reasons trust that Trump will have their backs...
  • Rush Limbaughís Defense of Donald Trump Is Shocking: Conflating license with liberty.

    09/19/2015 5:43:19 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 124 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/2015 | by Avner Zarmi
    Last week, National Review¬ís Jim Geraghty published what may be the most insightful essay yet [1] on the difference between the conservative movement and Donald Trump and his followers. Geraghty has noticed a telling reticence on Trump¬ís part to utter such words as ‚Äúfreedom‚ÄĚ or ‚Äúliberty.‚ÄĚ By contrast, Geraghty notes that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker used the word ‚Äúfreedom‚ÄĚ six times in the 179-word announcement of his plan to replace ObamaCare, and Ted Cruz used ‚Äúfreedom‚ÄĚ twice and ‚Äúliberty‚ÄĚ eleven times in his announcement speech at Liberty University, not counting references to the university itself.The reason for this lack of...
  • Jonah Goldberg and the Anti-Trumpians Ė Part 2 (another great Nolte article!)

    09/13/2015 6:24:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 99 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 9/12/15 | John Nolte
    On the digital pages of National Review, Jonah Goldberg responded at length to the many criticism/rebuttals he received in response to a G-File published last week where he sank his teeth into Republican frontrunner Donald Trump and his supporters. Like everything Jonah writes, you should read the whole thing. This is a good debate; healthy for the Party and the movement. Unlike many who share his point of view, Goldberg is engaging in a spirited, not mean-spirited, discussion. One party Goldberg responds to is yours truly. Goldberg takes ďparticular exceptionĒ to what I wrote hereÖ To his credit, Goldberg doesnít...
  • How Obama Swindled Americans on Iran

    09/11/2015 7:47:32 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/11/2015 | Charles Krauthammer
    Congress is finally having its say on the Iran deal. It will be an elaborate charade, however, because, having first gone to the U.N., President Obama has largely drained congressional action of relevance. At the Security Council, he pushed through a resolution ratifying the deal, thus officially committing the United States as a nation to its implementation ó in advance of any congressional action. The resolution abolishes the entire legal framework, built over a decade, underlying the international sanctions against Iran. A few months from now, they will be gone. The script is already written: The International Atomic Energy Agency,...
  • Cruz Is Right: the Corker Law Period for Congressional Review of the Iran Act Has Never Begun

    09/09/2015 2:30:16 PM PDT · by AJFavish · 78 replies
    National Review ^ | September 9, 2015 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    In Senator Ted Cruzís excellent Senate floor speech against President Obamaís catastrophic Iran deal, he urged Republican leadership Ė Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) and House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) Ė to reject the claim that Congress must vote on the deal in the next few days. He is absolutely right. By the unambiguous terms of the Corker law, the period for congressional review of the Iran deal has never begun because Obama has failed to provide the entirety of it.
  • The Conservative Anti-Trump Club

    09/09/2015 2:19:13 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Reason ^ | September 9, 2015 | Matt Welch
    In my post yesterday about the #NROrevolt Twitter rebellion by restrictionist Donald Trump fans against the pro-restrictionism National Review, I mentioned that there was a rich stream of apoplectically anti-Donald Trump commentary emanating from within the conservative media. I thought it might be useful to catalogue some of the vituperative and often entertaining arguments thus far into one place. (For a previous post on Trump's conservative-media supporters, click here.) The following list, encompassing neoconservatives, social cons, and libertarian-leaners, includes Bret Stephens, George Will, Glenn Beck, Michael Gerson, Charles C.W. Cooke, Karl Rove, Jonah Goldberg, John Podhoretz, Kevin D. Williamson, Mona...
  • No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservativ

    09/05/2015 8:32:33 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 227 replies
    National Review ^ | September 5, 2015 | JONAH GOLDBERG
    No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservative by JONAH GOLDBERG September 5, 2015 Dear Reader (if there are any of you left), Well, if this is the conservative movement now, I guess youíre going to have to count me out. No, Iím not making some mad dash to the center. No, Iím not hoping to be the first alternate to Steve Schmidt on Morning Joe, nor am I vying to become my generationís Kevin Phillips. I will never be a HillaryCon. And I have no plan to earn ďstrange new respectĒ from the Georgetown cocktail-party set Iím always...
  • September 04, 2015 - The Goldberg File by Jonah Goldberg

    09/04/2015 3:12:02 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 38 replies
    National Review Newsletter E-Mail ^ | September 4, 2015 | Jonah Goldberg
    ... Yes, I know that there are plenty of decent and honorable people who support Trump. For instance, my friend John Nolte over at Breitbart is one. He constantly celebrates Trump because Trump has all the right enemies and defies the conventional rules governing politics and media: ... But this is not an argument for Trump as a serious presidential candidate. It is really no argument at all. It is catharsis masquerading as principle, venting and resentment pretending to be some kind of higher argument. Every principle used to defend Trump is subjective, graded on a curve. Trump is like...
  • About Gwen "Take That, Bibi" Ifill

    09/04/2015 8:30:24 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 27 replies
    National Review ^ | September 3, 2015 | Jay Nordlinger
    Well, Iíve said it a million times: The anchorman of CBS News should attend Democratic fundraisers (as happened). The Supreme Court reporter of the New York Times, a.k.a. the paper of record, should march in abortion-rights rallies (as happened). And PBS news figures should be open partisans. Yesterday, when Senator Barbara Mikulski declared for the Iran deal, meaning that this deal could not be blocked by the Senate, Gwen Ifill spiked the football. ďTake that, Bibi,Ē she tweeted. Aha! Good one, Gwen! The PBS ombudsman has written about this matter disapprovingly. Iím not sure I disapprove. What I disapprove of...
  • Jeb Bush: Kim Davis Is ĎSworn to Uphold the Lawí

    09/03/2015 9:43:23 PM PDT · by VinL · 110 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/4/2015 | Joel Gehrke
    Former governor Jeb Bush said that Kim Davis, a Kentucky county clerk jailed for contempt of court after refusing to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, doesnít have the authority to defy the courts. ďShe is sworn to uphold the law, and it seems to me that there ought to be common ground, there ought to be big enough space for her to act on her conscience and ó now that the law is the law of the land ó for a gay couple to be married in whatever jurisdiction that is,Ē Bush told reporters in New Hampshire. Davisís case...
  • Hillaryís Campaign Has Already Begun to Derail

    09/03/2015 6:38:03 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/03/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Hillary Clintonís second race for the presidency is only about a quarter through, but she already seems to be causing general fatigue.</p> <p>The lurid revelations about the Clinton Foundation proved that it was not so much a charity as a huge laundering operation. Quid pro quo donations from the global rich and powerful fueled the Clintonsí jet-setting networking.</p>
  • A Note to the Republican Elite (vanity)

    09/01/2015 8:35:21 PM PDT · by BobL · 42 replies
    (none) | Sept. 1, 2015 | (self)
    Hello Karl Rove and people that think like him and write columns telling us that we're "low information", "idiots", "crazies", "idol worshipers", and otherwise uninformed because we support Trump. To start with, I don't know the numbers, but I suspect that most people on this site are like me and have closely followed politics FOR DECADES and therefore can go toe-to-toe with anyone in the Republican ruling class. Maybe other sites, like Yahoo or whatever, are filled with "low information voters", but NOT THIS SITE. So I could spend an hours (or days, or months) parsing just about every line...
  • Caesarism Comes to the Republican Party

    08/28/2015 9:54:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 28, 2015 | Mona Charen
    Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was treated not as a political candidate, but as a savior. Progressives fell into a swoon, typified by Newsweek editor Evan Thomas' 2008 comment, "I mean in a way Obama's standing above the country, above -- above the world; he's sort of God." Now, a similar kind of unreasoning adulation is greeting (improbably enough) Donald Trump. Fred Barnes...
  • Have Republicans Grown Tired of Supporting the Rule of Law?

    08/28/2015 9:23:50 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 34 replies
    National Review ^ | August 28, 2015 | MONA CHAREN
    Have Republicans Grown Tired of Supporting the Rule of Law? by MONA CHAREN August 28, 2015 Among a very long list of harms inflicted upon the United States by Barack Obama and his party, perhaps the worst was Caesarism. Obama relished the worship of millions in 2008. From his star turn at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he was treated not as a political candidate but as a savior. Progressives fell into a swoon, typified by Newsweek editor Evan Thomasís 2008 comment that ďI mean in a way Obamaís standing above the country, above ó above the world, heís sort...
  • Is Donald Trump a 21st-Century Protectionist Herbert Hoover?

    08/27/2015 6:51:48 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 107 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/27/2015 | by STEPHEN MOORE & LARRY KUDLOW
    Hereís a historical fact that Donald Trump, and many voters attracted to him, may not know: The last American president who was a trade protectionist was Republican Herbert Hoover. Obviously, Hooverís economic strategy didnít turn out so well ó either for the nation or for the GOP. Does Trump aspire to be a 21st-century Hoover, with a modernized platform of the 1930 Smoot-Hawley tariff, which collapsed the banking system and helped send the U.S. and the world economy into a decade-long depression? We canít help wondering whether the recent panic in world financial markets is in part a result of...
  • Donald Trump Sounds Like a Drug-Addled Rock Star

    08/26/2015 8:07:48 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 69 replies
    National Review Online ^ | August 25, 2014 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    Before his bombastic concert-in-the-park performance in Mobile, Donald Trump had come across chiefly as an amusing amateur whose total lack of basic political knowledge and essential reasoning ability had rendered him unwilling to do interviews that he could not phone in from the confines of his office. In Alabama, he broke out, transforming himself in the process into something else altogether. One part Alan Ginsberg, one part Jim Morrison, and one part Roderick Spode, Trump strode onto the Southern stage as might a troubled rock star. This, his insolent upper lip told the camera, was show time. All of which...
  • Conservatives provide a reality check on Donald Trump's mass deportation plan

    08/23/2015 12:07:09 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 174 replies
    Examiner ^ | August 22, 2015 | Mark Whittington
    Ever since Donald Trump, the mercurial businessman, media personality, and presidential candidate, proposed his immigration policy, centering on the mass deportation of up to 11 million human beings, reaction among conservatives has been decidedly mixed. Ann Coulter, for whom illegal immigration is the alpha and the omega of public policy, exalted that Trump could perform abortions in the White House, and she would not care. But Charles Krauthammer, writing in the National Review on Thursday, and George Will, in his latest column published Saturday, provided reality checks. Krauthammer wondered what the practical political effects would be of reenacting the Trail...
  • Conservatives Turn on New 'Wash Post' Blogger, Urge Him to Step Down

    03/24/2006 10:01:52 AM PST · by summer · 31 replies · 1,465+ views
    editorandpublisher.com ^ | March 24, 2006 | E&P Staff
    NEW YORK A two-day effort by liberal bloggers to find, and publicize, numerous examples of plagiarism committed by new Washington Post blogger Ben Domenech culminated today in calls that he give up his new position--from some of his conservative supporters. One of them, most dramatically, is columnist and blogger Michelle Malkin. As an editor at Regnery, Domenech handled her most recent book. Conservatives had hailed Domenech's appointment to write the Red America blog. "I cheered for Ben, the editor of my last book at Regnery, when he announced his new position," Malkin wrote on her Web site today. "I criticized...