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  • You Know It Backfired Badly: Joe Biden Now Desperately Trying to Backpedal His Despicable Speech at Independence Hall

    09/02/2022 10:14:31 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 106 replies
    Red State ^ | 09/02/2022 | Nick Arama
    Joe Biden is getting all kinds of backlash from the despicable speech he delivered last night at Independence Hall in Philadelphia, attacking millions of Americans who want to “Make America Great Again” and supporting President Donald Trump.We covered some of the hot takes, with many people comparing his unprecedented attacks to Communist or Nazi-like tactics, Biden acting like the fascist he was accusing others of being. They also hit on the visuals with the improper use of the Marines and the evil blood-red backdrop.Among the hot take was Trump who chastised Biden for essentially threatening Americans and saying if Biden...
  • Student loan forgiveness should backfire on Biden

    08/28/2022 5:36:41 PM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 44 replies
    The hill ^ | 08/28/2022 | ERIC MAUS
    President Biden has announced that the federal government will forgive $10,000 in student loan debt for Americans making less than $125,000 annually as well as extend the student loan repayment moratorium. This plan is estimated to cost taxpayers $330 billion and should be seen as the most unfair, outrageous, and disgraceful decision in many years. The president is telling Americans that they do not have to bear any responsibility for their voluntary obligations in borrowing money or going into debt. His proposal is also regressive and inflationary, and possibly unconstitutional.
  • “Dangerous Nonsense”: Larry Summers Warns Democrats’ Price-Gouging Bill Could Backfire

    05/14/2022 1:55:46 PM PDT · by blam · 17 replies
    Zubu Brothers ^ | 5-14-2022
    Former Clinton Treasury Secretary Larry Summers slammed moves by Democratic lawmakers to introduce legislation that would counter alleged price gouging, calling it “dangerous nonsense.“ “There is no material prospect that, in any enduring way, gouging legislation can have any substantial effect on inflationary pressure,” Summers told Bloomberg Television‘s David Weinstein. “But it can cause and contrive all kinds of shortages” – as well as undermine moves by companies to boost supply as prices climb, he added. Congress will vote next week on legislation barring “excessive” or “exploitative” fuel prices. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Thursday backed the bill, saying, “This is...
  • [Catholic Caucus] Cardinals Respond to Traditiones Custodes by Consecrating Priests in Immemorial Mass of All Ages

    10/19/2021 9:12:22 AM PDT · by ebb tide · 4 replies
    Eponymous Flower ^ | October 18, 2021 | Giuseppe Nardi
    [Catholic Caucus] Cardinals Respond to Traditiones Custodes by Consecrating Priests in Immemorial Mass of All Ages Cardinal Müller ordained a monk from Le Barroux as a priest in the traditional rite.[katholisches] Two well-known cardinals have offered the priestly ordination in the Immemorial Mass of All Ages during these months. Cardinal George Pell consecrated two Benedictines from Nursia and Cardinal Gerhard Müller one Benedictine from Le Barroux. Both consecrations are a signal to want to defend the Rite and the communities associated with it against the motu proprio Traditionis Custodes. A new website also provides up-to-date information on the effects...
  • Washington's Attack On Oil And Gas May Backfire

    09/24/2021 3:33:40 PM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 26 replies
    Oil Price ^ | 20 Sept 2021 | IRINA SLAV
    “We are deeply concerned that the fossil fuel industry has reaped massive profits for decades while contributing to climate change that is devastating American communities, costing taxpayers billions of dollars, and ravaging the natural world,” the committee wrote. “We are also concerned that to protect those profits, the industry has reportedly led a coordinated effort to spread disinformation to mislead the public and prevent crucial action to address climate change.” ...In fact, the plan will penalize electricity suppliers that use natural gas to generate power while rewarding those who generate it from renewable sources. Last week, a group of progressive...
  • Activists’ attempts to cancel Factorio developer backfire, result in positive reviews for the game

    06/22/2021 8:16:41 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    Reclaim The Net ^ | June 21, 2021 | Cindy Harper
    Attempts from woke activists to “cancel” a game developer have backfired; the game’s popularity has increased and its positive reviews have skyrocketed. On June 18, one of the developers of Factorio, Michal Kovarik, aka Kovarex, posted a blog as part of the “Friday Facts” series, where he recommended Robert Cecil Martin, aka Uncle Bob, lectures on project management and programming.
  • Seattle's $700M 'woke' waterfront may backfire, critics warn

    06/02/2021 9:34:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 29 replies
    Foxnews ^ | 06/01/2021 | Dan Springer
    For 66 years, Seattle’s downtown was separated from its waterfront by a hulking, double-decker viaduct. When it was blown up in 2019 over earthquake-safety concerns, the possibilities seemed endless. Now, construction is well underway on a 26-block, $700 million waterfront park. It promises to be an open space with stunning views of the Puget Sound and an agenda aimed at dismantling racism.
  • Here's Why Impeachment Trial Will Backfire on Democrats and Make Trump Stronger

    01/30/2021 6:01:08 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 01/30/2021 | Rick Moran
    Democrats claim that impeaching Donald Trump after he’s left office is a question of “accountability” and that Trump must be humiliated and prevented from running for office ever again. But Trump’s impeachment trial will only strengthen the Republican base. Trump has more clout within the party since he left office. And despite not being on social media, he has become even more of a presence. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy made a pilgrimage to Mar-a-Largo to huddle with Trump about his and the GOP’s future — a remarkable occurrence considering the ill favor Trump is in with many national Republicans....
  • John McLaughlin To Newsmax TV: Cancel Trump Effort 'Backfiring'

    01/29/2021 4:50:22 AM PST · by blam · 17 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 1-29-2021 | Eric Mack
    Yet another impeachment is "backfiring," as the Senate is unlikely to convict and political division will only spur President Donald Trump's voting base to retaliate at the ballot box, according to Trump campaign pollster John McLaughlin on Newsmax TV. "It's backfiring," McLaughlin told Thursday's "Greg Kelly Reports." "What they're doing on impeachment, people see it is unfair, unconstitutional, going against the president. "They really want them to deal with the coronavirus." McLaughlin appeared with constitutional legal expert Alan Dershowitz, who derided Democrats for "trying anything" to disqualify Trump from running in 2024, "that they're prepared to twist and turn and...
  • Impeachment Backfire (IMPEACHMENT HELD HOSTAGE - DAY 33)

    01/19/2021 2:13:25 AM PST · by Libloather · 43 replies
    Spectator ^ | 1/18/20 | Dov Fischer
    **SNIP** The impeachment of Andrew Johnson was mean-spirited and personal. He did no wrong, no high crime and misdemeanor. But impeachment hardly is about justice; in presidential politics, it is about raw politics. The Republicans had the power, the control. They had crushed the slave-owning Democrats who would give birth to the Ku Klux Klan. The Democrats were always the party of slavery, and even in our own lives they elevated a Ku Klux Klan leader, Robert Byrd, to lead them. **SNIP** The Democrats irresponsibly have just done something that perhaps is all but unprecedented in American history: they charged,...
  • NBA Ratings, Interest Way Down Among Young People

    10/07/2020 3:07:06 PM PDT · by md1986 · 43 replies
    Game 7 ^ | October 7, 2020 | Carlos Garcia
    The NBA’s viewership woes have been discussed ad nauseam over the past few months. By now, everyone knows that this year’s ratings have sunk by more than 50 percent. It is no secret that Games 2 and 3 between the Los Angeles Lakers and Miami Heat, which did 6.1 million viewers and 5.9 million viewers, respectively, touched all-time lows. But the one thing the NBA has been hanging its hat on throughout is who has been watching. Young people, folks in major metropolitan cities, individuals in the key demo – that is who the league has been selling as its...
  • NFL ratings collapse in week 4…

    10/07/2020 4:38:47 PM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 73 replies
    Citizenfreepress ^ | October 07 2020 | Citizenfreepress
    Here’s what is indisputable: ratings for the NFL are down, in some cases to an ugly degree. Thursday Night Football (NFL Network) was down an astounding 70 percent from last year, but that comes with a huge caveat: last year’s game aired on NFL Network and Fox. Broadcast TV always jacks up ratings, and it’ll do the same thing when TNF returns to Fox later this season. Still: only 5.41 million watched the Denver Broncos and the New York Jets play last Thursday. Sunday Night Football (NBC) took a steep dive, falling 37 percent in viewership from last year. The...
  • Five ways the Democrat convention backfired on Joe Biden, benefitting Donald Trump

    08/24/2020 8:01:09 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 26 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 08/24/2020 | Monica Showalter
    Has President Trump just eaten Joe Biden's lunch? Sure looks that way based on multiple indicators flashing pro-Trump signals in the wake of the Democratic National Convention. Sure, the leftist press is reporting that Biden's favorability numbers have notched up in the wake of his curiously gaffe-less convention speech, but it's thin gruel. Fact is, that's the only thing they have. But if you look mostly on the right column of the front page of RealClearPolitics, it's pretty clear the trend is President Trump's friend. Apparently the artifice and over-processed convention infomercial, with its many technical sleights of hand (see here and here), didn't fool the voters. And...
  • How Canceling College Football’s Season Will Backfire On Universities, NCAA

    08/12/2020 6:30:51 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 122 replies
    thefederalist ^ | 08/12/2020 | Hutson Mason
    College football players have been voiceless for far too long. As the 2020 season hangs in the balance, they may not get what they want, but they’re not going down quietly. Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren and his member university presidents held a meeting Tuesday morning to address the viability of playing football in the fall. As of Tuesday afternoon, The Detroit Free Press is reporting that the Big Ten has officially canceled its season, making it the first Power 5 conference to do so.
  • SPECTACULAR BACKFIRE: Customers Buy Goya Foods After Leftists Pledge Boycott Over CEO’s Trump Support

    07/13/2020 8:13:57 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 65 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 07/13/2020 | Paul Bois
    Could Goya Foods be headed toward the Chick-fil-A effect, wherein the more leftists hate it, the more conservatives buy it? That may just well be the case. Following Goya CEO Robert Unanue’s expressed Trump support and the Left’s subsequent threats to boycott the (Hispanic-owned) company, customers have actually been buying the product as a counter-protest. This has been described as a “buy-cott.” According to Fox Business, the “buy-cott” began when radio host Mike Opelka encouraged people on Twitter to buy up $10 worth of Goya Food products. “My brother came up with a terrific idea and I am encouraging all...
  • Nancy Pelosi's nightmare come true: Trump - and Republicans - soar in Gallup post-impeachment poll

    03/11/2020 10:04:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 27 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 11, 2020 | Monica Showalter
    Just in time for Joe Biden's Super Tuesday II victory dance, a new Gallup poll shows that both President Trump and congressional Republicans have sharply risen in voter estimation the wake of the Democrats' failed impeachment stunt. WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More Americans approve of the job congressional Republicans are doing than of congressional Democrats' performance -- 40% vs. 35%. The rating for Republicans in Congress has risen six percentage points since late October, before the impeachment of President Donald Trump in the U.S. House of Representatives. Over the same period, congressional Democrats' approval rating has edged down three points and...
  • GOP senators incensed by Schiff’s ‘head on a pike’ remark

    01/25/2020 6:13:51 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 94 replies
    The Associated Press ^ | January 25, 2020 | By LAURIE KELLMAN
    WASHINGTON -- Senate Republicans said lead impeachment prosecutor Adam Schiff insulted them during the trial by repeating an anonymously sourced report that the White House had threatened to punish Republicans who voted against President Donald Trump. Schiff, who delivered closing arguments for the prosecution, was holding Republican senators rapt as he called for removing Trump from office for abusing his power and obstructing Congress. Doing anything else, he argued, would be to let the president bully Senate Republicans into ignoring his pressure on Ukraine for political help. “CBS News reported last night that a Trump confidant said that key senators...
  • Impeachment Could End Badly (Moonbats panicking)

    12/16/2019 11:48:47 AM PST · by MountainWalker · 68 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 12/16/2019 | Shadi Hamid
    Most of the people whom I like or trust believe—and believe rather strongly—that what Trump has done rises to a crime. For them, the analysis of whether Trump should be impeached can’t help but be informed by their view that Trump represents an existential threat to the country. If he might damage American democracy at some fundamental level, without any obvious recourse, then pursuing his removal from office would seem to go without saying. That he is in a position to win again in 2020 and serve another four years makes impeachment all the more urgent. --- On a purely...
  • Dems’ impeachment frenzy is the prelude to the coming time bombs about to explode in their faces

    09/27/2019 8:16:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 09/27/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    Lost in all the frenzy over impeachment -- sparked by the Deep State leaker posing as a “whistleblower” (passing along hearsay does not qualify for protection under whistleblower statutes) -- is the trio of ticking time bombs that Democrats know are about to detonate in their faces. The three time bombs have names: Horowitz, Huber, and Durham. When the Department of Justice Inspector General issues his report then John Huber and John Durham, the US Attorneys tasked with investigating crimes suspected in the Clinton Foundation, Uranium One, and the FISA warrants used to spy on the Trump campaign, transition,...
  • Republicans see impeachment backfiring. Democrats fear they may be right

    09/26/2019 9:10:37 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 79 replies
    Reuters) - Having his morning coffee and cigarette outside a Starbucks in one of the most politically contested counties in the United States, Richard Sibilla recoils at the memory of President Donald Trump's election. But impeach him now? Sibilla can see little upside. "After this he has a much better chance of winning another election, as scary as that sounds," said Sibilla, 39, a resident of Pinellas County, Florida, who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016. "It's not even worth following because it's all going to help him." Among the public, interviews with more than 60 voters across four of...