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  • Washington’s Prophetic Warning

    06/27/2020 6:15:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | June 27, 2020 | Scott S. Powell
    President Trump paid tribute to George Washington when he recently delivered the 2020 convocation speech at West Point. While congratulating the cadet graduates and reminding the world of the success of his defense modernization program that gives the U.S. unchallenged superiority, Trump missed an opportunity to mention that Washington’s “Farewell Address” was a warning to the nation that America’s greatest threat would be internal, rather than external military incursions. Prophetic in nature, the Farewell Address so gripped the American people at the time that it was read and reprinted more than the Declaration of Independence. It was a penetrating articulation...
  • IL Gov. Pritzker: Trump ‘Was Not Helpful’ on Coronavirus

    05/03/2020 11:30:45 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | May 3, 2020 | Pam Key
    “I talk to my fellow governors, Republicans and Democrats, and we’ve shared ideas with one another about how to keep people safe. We’ve gotten some guidance from the CDC that has been helpful, but much of what came out of the White House for many weeks was not helpful. We needed the White House to lead on the Defense Production Act to help us get swabs and VTM, and reagents, and that hasn’t much happened.”
  • Now Is Not the Time for Politics

    04/03/2020 11:11:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 3, 2020 | Neil Patel
    Things are getting real. We are at over 47,000 deaths worldwide and over 5,000 deaths in the U.S. alone. Our top experts are modeling between 100,000 and 240,000 American deaths by the end of this crisis. Those are massive numbers. We lost nearly 3,000 on 9/11; we suffered 7,000 (so far) U.S. military deaths in the "war on terror" and 58,000 after 20 years in Vietnam. Early hopes that COVID-19 could be overblown have more than dwindled. If anything, we are learning more every day about how China has understated the deaths they have seen -- drastically understated, according to...
  • Why Are Republicans and Democrats So Divided Over the Coronavirus?

    03/29/2020 3:40:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2020 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Obviously, we are a very badly divided nation: so divided we agree on virtually nothing; so divided we can't even talk to one another anymore; so divided one side doesn't believe in anything the other side says; so divided California, New York and Illinois might as well be on a different planet than Texas. We can't even agree on how to respond to the novel coronavirus, and when to get back to business. Check out the latest Rasmussen poll. Sixty-one percent of Republicans believe America will rise from the dead by Easter. Count me among them. But only 41% of...
  • The Worst Time for Congressional Partisanship

    03/27/2020 7:07:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 27, 2020 | David Limbaugh
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's attempted partisan sabotage of the coronavirus relief bill might mark a new low for her. That the bill finally passed the Senate doesn't excuse her reckless gamesmanship. Republican and Democratic Senate leaders were close to an agreement when Pelosi parked her partisan broomstick and poured poison into the congressional punchbowl. "Talking to some Senate GOP sources," Townhall political editor Guy Benson tweeted. "They seem stunned and angry. I'm told there was lots of bipartisan input into the legislative outline & emerging specifics -- including an agreement in principle on broad strokes. Then Pelosi showed up and...
  • Long Before Trump, We Were a Divided People

    02/11/2020 6:36:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 52 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 11, 2020 | Pat Buchanan
    In a way, Donald Trump might be called The Great Uniter. Bear with me. No Republican president in the lifetime of this writer, not even Ronald Reagan, united the party as did Trump in the week of his acquittal in the Senate and State of the Union address. According to the Gallup Poll, 94% of Republicans approve of his handling of his presidency, in his fourth year, despite the worst press any president has ever received and the sustained hostility of our cultural elites. Only Bush I in the first months of the 1991 Gulf War and Bush II in...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Trump acquittal in impeachment trial is a humiliating defeat for partisan Democrats

    02/05/2020 6:24:54 PM PST · by jazusamo · 43 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 5, 2020 | Gregg Jarrett
    The Democratic scheme to evict President Trump from office, which collapsed Wednesday when a majority of the Senate voted to acquit him of impeachment charges, was an extravagant waste of time. Sadly, amid today’s feverish electoral polemics, rage has replaced reason. Impeachment was always a fatuous and frivolous exercise initiated by House Democrats. Their constitutionally cited grounds were incurably weak and driven by a visceral hostility toward Trump. Democrats who supported Trump’s impeachment and conviction were motivated by an irrational but overwhelming desire to avenge their loss of the presidency in the 2016 election, obscuring their reason and judgment. The...
  • Impeachment 2019: A Political Party Comes Full Circle

    12/22/2019 3:35:27 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 23 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 20, 2019 | John F Di Leo
    The news of the week, possibly the news of the year, in a way, is that the United States House of Representatives has impeached President Donald Trump, sort of (at this writing, the House hasn’t forwarded the package to the US Senate, and it is rumored that it may never do so, making it unclear whether it counts as an impeachment at all). It doesn’t mean he’s leaving office, of course… Since there is zero chance of his conviction in the Senate, due to the unprecedented process violations by the House, President Trump is more likely than ever to enjoy...
  • Can American Politics Move Beyond Partisan Hysterics?

    10/30/2019 8:37:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 30, 2019 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- What if U.S. President Donald Trump wins a second term? That's the unfathomable thought seeping into the minds of Democratic Party establishment members as they ponder the thoroughly underwhelming slate of candidates they're offering up to American voters. The current crop of Democratic presidential contenders is so unimpressive that there are now rumblings about 2016 loser Hillary Clinton potentially joining the race. How did America end up here? Democrats can't understand how Trump could conceivably still win in 2020 despite facing impeachment and continuing to make near-daily public displays of boorish behavior. Their main problem is that all...
  • 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 Florida’s 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 Department’s Bureau of International Organization Affairs. As senior adviser at the bureau, Stull was in charge of making sure President Trump’s 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 there’s 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 Left’s 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 week’s 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 fraud—something 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 Left’s 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...