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  • George Washington Was Right About 'Baneful' Two-party Politics

    07/16/2019 6:10:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 15, 2019 | Jeff Jacoby
    First of two partsToxic partisanship in the United States is not a new problem. In 1796, President George Washington was so distressed by the way America was splitting into two political factions — the Democratic-Republicans led by Thomas Jefferson, and the Federalists of Alexander Hamilton — that he devoted much of his Farewell Address to warning his countrymen, "in the most solemn manner, against the baneful effects of the spirit of party." He acknowledged that it was natural for people with common interests to organize into competing groups. But passionate loyalty to political parties too often fueled "the most horrid...
  • New York Times bans reporters from CNN's Don Lemon, MSNBC's Maddow shows for being 'too partisan:'..

    05/30/2019 5:57:34 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 37 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2019 | Joseph A. Wulfsohn | Fox News
    Full title: New York Times bans reporters from CNN's Don Lemon, MSNBC's Maddow shows for being 'too partisan:' reportThe New York Times is cracking down on its own reporters, stopping them from appearing on certain primetime cable news shows seen as being "too partisan," according to a new report. Vanity Fair published the explosive report, which alleged MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell, as well as CNN anchor Don Lemon, made the newspaper's no-go list. The magazine began its report by alleging the Times' financial editor David Enrich had initially accepted an invitation to appear on "The Rachel Maddow Show"...
  • Andrew Gillum: Donald Trump Put Partisanship over Leadership with Hurricane Michael Efforts

    10/11/2018 6:35:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    brietbart ^ | 10/10/2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Andrew Gillum, Tallahassee mayor and Floridas Democrat nominee for governor, accused President Donald Trump of putting partisanship over leadership as Hurricane Michael barrels toward the Florida Panhandle.
  • The Deep State Exposed: Investigation Uncovers Foggy Bottom Anti-Trump Leak Factory

    09/17/2018 8:12:45 PM PDT · by bitt · 42 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2018 | Christina Wong
    It was mid-May, about six weeks after Trump appointee Mari Stull began her new job as senior adviser at the State Departments Bureau of International Organization Affairs. As senior adviser at the bureau, Stull was in charge of making sure President Trumps agenda was represented at the many international organizations the U.S. participates in and mostly funds, such as the United Nations and its various agencies. Stull and her boss, Amb. Kevin Moley, had just left for a trip to Geneva for the World Health Assembly. Back at the State Department, Erin Barclay, a senior career diplomat at the IO...
  • An embarrassment to the CIA

    08/17/2018 9:28:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 22 replies
    American Thinker ^ | August 17, 2018 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    From Rear Adm. Sidney W. Souers, who had the job for a few months in 1946, to the current CIA director, Gina Haspel, selected by President Trump, it's a long list of names that most Americans would not recognize. In other words, we don't see the CIA director in the headlines that much, unless there is something going on like September 11. We definitively have not seen former CIA directors doing politics on partisan cable news shows. Enter John Brennan, who just had his security clearance revoked. In the past, these clearances have been a courtesy to former officials, who...
  • Trapped in the Bubble

    12/28/2017 9:34:34 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 29, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    When summing up the year now fading, the catchall phrases that generalize a common view don't work. It was neither the best of times nor the worst of times. In our fragmented politics, the center does not hold, and moving out to the edges of the frame doesn't hold us together. There's lots of e pluribus and not much unum. In her new book, "Braving the Wilderness," togetherness guru Brene Brown accurately describes paradoxes that afflict what she calls "common enemy intimacy." We hold on to ideological bunkers with echo chambers in which we can share a common bias flavored...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Obama Was Not Motivated By What Was Good For America

    12/06/2017 8:18:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    Alan Dershowitz criticized the Mueller investigation and argued that theres no way Donald Trump could have obstructed justice... ....What if I can prove to you, and I think I can, that President Obama was not motivated by what was good for America or what was good for world peace? Dershowitz said. He was motivated by anger, frustration, and pique at Benjamin Netanyahu.
  • The Real Reason for the Lefts All-Out Assault on Jeff Sessions

    01/12/2017 7:31:18 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | January 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Observers of this weeks confirmation hearings for the post of U.S. attorney general might think it odd to see Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., rewind the clock to a single voter fraud case from the 1980s. Under persistent questioning, Sessions has had to defend his decision to prosecute a case of brazen voter fraudsomething that was his job to do. The repeated references to this case by some senators represent just how far the civil rights industry has swerved from its honorable roots to derail a confirmation. Character assassination, false testimony, performance protests aimed at securing retweets instead of reconciliation, and...
  • The Lefts Dead End

    11/26/2016 5:09:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 26, 2016 | Andrew Solomon
    The Left has no alternatives anymore. When you buy a bag of hammers, it's just that, a bag of hammers with an occasional sickle thrown in. The only reason chemotherapy is prescribed is because the oncologist still believes there is enough fight in the body to overcome the cancer. However, when the entire body has been taken over, there is little use for any further attempts in using the lethal medicine. It's over because there is more of the bad than the good. So when the Left summons up the phrase Alt-Right perhaps we should take it as a compliment....
  • Mom Throws Out Young Son Because He Voted For Trump At School

    11/11/2016 1:17:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    YouTube (via Facebook posting) ^ | 11/11/16 | Tchenavia So'Juicii Stallworth
    The video basically shows a single mother videoing throwing her 6 (or 7) year old son out of the house for voting for Trump in a school mock election. As I understand it, she originally posted the video to her Facebook account but after the massive negative reaction (imagine that), she deleted her account. A cache of the FB posting is here. Fortunately, somebody cross-posted it to YouTube (at the link above).
  • Obama: Polarization 'gnaws on me' in final year (Barf)

    01/24/2016 10:51:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2016 | Keith Laing
    Video ay link. President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday morning that his inability to reduce polarization between the political parties in Washington "gnaws" on him as he settles into his final year in office. "The one thing that gnaws on me-- is the degree of-- continued polarization," he said during an interview broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning." "It's gotten worse-- over the last several years," Obama continued. "And I think that in those early months my expectation was is that-- we could pull-- the parties together a little more effectively." Obama campaigned in 2008 on a platform of...
  • Obama's Partisan Harangues Demanding Bipartisanship

    01/07/2016 2:49:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 8, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    I've long marveled at President Obama's calls for bipartisanship right before viciously tearing into Republicans. It's creepy, because he is either too self-absorbed to know he's doing it or arrogant enough to assume we won't see through it. I'm referring not to the routine partisan rancor between politicians in the course of debating an issue but to those occasions when there is no time between Obama's demands for cooperation and his tongue-lashing of Republicans -- when he waxes eloquent about getting along and then immediately pummels his opponents. It's so strikingly inconsistent that I am surprised even conservative commentators don't...
  • Joe Lieberman: Media exaggerates Obama-Netanyahu hostility

    11/24/2015 2:47:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/15 | Ari Soffer
    Relations between Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama are not quite as bad as they have been made out to be - and things could yet improve in the coming months, according to former leading Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman. Speaking at Haifa University Tuesday, Lieberman - who served as Senator from 1988-2012, during which time he was nominated as the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate - did acknowledge that the personal relationship between the two was far from perfect. Lieberman was the keynote speaker at the opening of the third session of the Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies at the...
  • Transcript - Stephanopolous Stages an Accusation of Partisanship. Reprimand Required.

    05/15/2015 6:06:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 20 replies
    Freeper Editorial ^ | 15 May 15 | Xzins
    The following exchange set up by George Stephanopolous is a glaring example of hypocrisy. It is also an example of pure manipulation in the media. It is one of the provable moments in which network media is propagandizing the American people. In its own way, it is on a level with the Benghazi "Mohammed Video" propaganda effort -- also by Hillary Clinton surrogates -- to run an information campaign against the American people. STEPHANOPOLOUS: ...But I do want to ask a broader question. It's been reported that you -- you briefed several Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, including...
  • Enviro Meltdown Over Unpatriotic and Irrational Republicans

    11/28/2014 1:16:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Uh oh… The evil, hate filled, GOP now has control of the US Senate. Clearly the world will soon end. (Lucky for me, I have stocked up on guns and ammo… So I’m feeling better prepared than my Diana DeGette-loving neighbor.) Ben Adler, the former Newsweek.com editor, was among the more frantic examples of post-election meltdown. Appearing somewhat like Chris Matthews during a Republican victory, Ben scrambled to express his frustration at conservative gains with over-the-top rhetoric. He even went so far as to say that conservatives should not be mistaken for “rational human beings” or “patriotic Americans”.Super classy. Adler insisted...
  • The growth of partyism and the decline of the antiwar movement

    09/30/2014 10:48:20 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 16 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 29, 2014 | Ilya Somin
    In a recent op ed, Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein points out that partyism prejudice against supporters of the opposing political party is on the rise in America: If you are a Democrat, would you marry a Republican? Would you be upset if your sister did? Researchers have long asked such questions about race, and have found that along important dimensions, racial prejudice is decreasing. At the same time, party prejudice in the U.S. has jumped, infecting not only politics but also decisions about dating, marriage and hiring. By some measures, partyism now exceeds racial prejudice which...
  • Why Republicans Should Never Play Nice with Democrats

    09/15/2014 7:00:34 AM PDT · by Bratch · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 14, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Democrats routinely deride Republicans as extremists bent on coarsening the discourse. In January 2014, in the same interview in which he infamously claimed that ISIS was a jayvee team, President Obama blamed conservative media for polarizing the country: The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that Im not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but Im somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things weve put in place worked better than people...
  • The Extreme Partisanship of John Roberts's Supreme Court

    08/28/2014 7:57:15 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 27, 2014 | Garrett Epps
    Politics are closely divided, John Roberts told scholar Jeffrey Rosen after his first term as chief justice. The same with the Congress. There ought to be some sense of some stability, if the government is not going to polarize completely. Its a high priority to keep any kind of partisan divide out of the judiciary as well. No one who observes the chief justice would doubt he was sincere in his wish for greater unanimity, greater judicial modesty, a widely respected Supreme Court quietly calling balls and strikes. But human beings are capable of wishing for mutually incompatible thingscommitment and...
  • Stupid Is As Krugman Does

    08/18/2014 6:01:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Paul Krugman has once again decided to call a few fools and knaves who disagree with him by some nasty names. In fact, the Nobel Laureates habit of lashing out with vitriolic playground language is pretty well documented; and, quite frankly, it demonstrates an astounding lack of self-awareness when it comes from a Keynesian who has turned being wrong into a career option. But in this rare case, I might actually let his painfully ironic comments slide without condemnation.
  • The Three Liberal Myths About Partisanship Busted By Pew's New Poll

    06/16/2014 9:34:52 AM PDT · by ReaganberAlles · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 16, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    A fascinating new poll out today from the Pew Research Center reports on how they've tracked Americans' beliefs on political issues over time. It's wide-ranging and deep and a fascinating look at what Americans believe. One of the most important parts is how the two coalitions - Republicans and Democrats - have changed over the last twenty years. And it takes a sledgehammer to myths that liberals have been telling themselves.