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  • Liberal Salon Writer Blames MAGA for Women Being Punched in New York

    04/09/2024 8:52:39 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 34 replies
    Daily Fetched ^ | April 9, 2024 | Jason Walsh
    A Salon writer has been roasted on social media for blaming the “male rage fuelling MAGA” for the recent incidents of women being punched in the face in New York City. The leftist website published bizarre and unfounded claims in an article authored by Amanda Marcotte that the same misogyny behind Trump supporters animated the brutal attacks. The article reads: “These stories resonate, as well, because the nation is having a moment of increasingly unhinged male fury at women for daring to have lives that are centered around something other than catering to a man’s every whim. Unleashed by Donald...
  • Give Me Any American City over Moscow Any Day

    02/13/2024 11:21:25 AM PST · by marcusmaximus · 159 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/13/2024 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Tucker Carlson’s fulsome praise of Russia’s capital city is so far off the mark, it’s embarrassing. Moscow,” Tucker Carlson announced this week, from his populist redoubt at the World Government Summit in Dubai, “is so much nicer than any city in my country. I had no idea. It is so much cleaner, and safer and prettier, aesthetically. Its architecture, food, and services than in any city in the United States. And this is not ideological. How did that happen?” The simplest answer to this inquiry is that it didn’t. I daresay that Carlson did, indeed, have a nice time when...
  • Ex-Trump Campaign Manager Corey Lewandowski Joins His 2024 Rival — With Trump’s Blessing

    05/13/2023 10:15:13 AM PDT · by libh8er · 36 replies
    Mediate ^ | 5.10.2023 | Issac Schorr
    … Lewandowski has talked with American Exceptionalism PAC, an outside group that has been set up to bolster the candidacy of Ramaswamy, according to three people familiar with the discussions. The longtime GOP operative, who for a time led Trump’s 2016 campaign and has remained an ally of the ex-president, approached Trump within the last several weeks to tell him about the prospect of him joining the organization. Trump did not raise any objections, according to those people familiar with the talks. Lewandowski was previously at the head of a pro-Trump Super PAC until allegations of sexual misconduct toward a...
  • When Trump Promises to Be a Tyrant, Take Him at His Word. American patriots do not recommend the suspension of the United States Constitution.

    12/05/2022 1:17:32 PM PST · by karpov · 126 replies
    National Review ^ | December 5, 2022 | Charles Cooke
    Once again, Donald Trump has proposed dismantling the United States Constitution. “Do you throw the Presidential Election Results of 2020 OUT and declare the RIGHTFUL WINNER, or do you have a NEW ELECTION?” Trump asked on TruthSocial Saturday. “A Massive Fraud of this type and magnitude allows for the termination of all rules, regulations, and articles, even those found in the Constitution.” The answer to Trump’s question is “neither.” The response to his declaration is, “No, it does not.” The conclusion one must draw is that the 45th president of the United States has lost whatever was left of his...
  • Don’t Blame McConnell

    11/14/2022 10:07:14 AM PST · by conservative98 · 62 replies
    National Review ^ | September, 13, 2022 | The Editors
    Election defeats naturally create circular firing squads, but the last few days have seen a more directed effort to put Minority Leader Mitch McConnell against a wall and shoot him at dawn. The MAGA forces in the party, eager to deflect blame from Donald Trump for the failure to take the Senate, are pointing fingers at McConnell. Trump himself wrote on his Truth Social network, “It’s Mitch McConnell’s fault.” Meanwhile, there is agitation in the caucus to delay this week’s scheduled leadership vote in the hopes that some viable alternative to McConnell will emerge. There are legitimate criticisms of McConnell,...
  • Why Ron DeSantis looks just like Bill Clinton in 1992

    11/12/2022 10:21:35 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 219 replies
    Nypost ^ | 11/12/2022 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    In attempting to describe Florida Governor Ron DeSantis over the last four years, the press has reached for a whole host of inapt comparisons: He’s Donald Trump! He’s Scott Walker! He’s Satan! But none of these seem right. Instead — and hear me out! — he may well be Bill Clinton. No, not morally. Despite Donald Trump’s grotesque insinuation that there is something “unflattering” about DeSantis that only he knows about, there’s no indication that Florida’s governor is anything other than an upstanding husband and father.
  • Biden Is Politically Dead, and Yet He Still Beats Donald Trump in the Polls (Barf alert)

    07/12/2022 7:49:57 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 115 replies
    National Review ^ | 12th July 2022 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    On the homepage today, Rich writes that “for the good of the country, Biden shouldn’t run again.” The same is true of Donald Trump. In my view, there are many, many reasons for this — not least that Trump permanently disqualified himself from consideration with his behavior after the 2020 election. But, whether or not you agree with me about that, you can surely grasp that, as a political matter, Donald Trump is a spent force? Yesterday’s New York Times poll sent shockwaves through the political world. It found that President Biden’s approval rating is at 33 percent; that “more...
  • A Confession: I Did, Indeed, Mock and Attack Nina Jankowicz and the DHS

    05/20/2022 5:56:13 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 34 replies
    NRO ^ | 18 May2022 | Charles C W Cooke
    Taylor Lorenz’s piece on the apparent demise of the Department of Homeland Security’s “disinformation board” prompts me to make a confession. Like many others, I did, indeed, “attack” the Department of Homeland Security, its stupid misinformation board, and its ridiculous nominee, Nina Jankowicz. I mocked it, and her, and I did so without compunction. I suggested that the DHS’s name was a bit “Russian.” I called its proposal a “Ministry of Truth.” And Jankowicz did, as charged, become “a primary target” of my words — which, if I recall correctly, included the claims that she was an “an extremely strange...
  • How Biden Blew It

    12/18/2021 5:14:43 PM PST · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    National Review ^ | December 18, 2021 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    It is tough to find a modern presidency that has collapsed as swiftly as Joe Biden’s.
  • The Rittenhouse-Trial Judge Isn’t a Trumpist

    11/12/2021 11:27:45 PM PST · by Jacob Kell · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | November 12, 2021 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    As the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse has progressed, Americans who hope for a successful conviction have begun to focus their attentions on the true villain of the piece: the 75-year-old presiding judge, Bruce Schroeder. Among the many accusations that have been leveled at Schroeder this week are that he is “biased,” that he is “prejudiced,” that he is a secret “conservative,” “right-winger,” or “Trumpist,” that he is a “a gun nut,” that he is a “a racist” or wannabe member of the Klan, that he is the “worst judge in town,” and that he is attempting to parlay this trial...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Why I Left National Review

    10/05/2021 4:07:00 PM PDT · by lasereye · 70 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | October 5, 2021 | By Tim Hains
    TUCKER CARLSON: Why did you leave National Review? VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Because there were certain issues that would pop up occasionally, and I could predict what the answer was going to be. The Covington kids. I just sensed that before we knew anything, people would come and condemn them. TUCKER CARLSON: People at NR condemned the Covington kids? VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: I think there were certain people in the Republican movement, or establishment, who felt it is their duty to internally police their own, and that's kind of a virtue signal to the left. We are just part of your...
  • National Review writer: Maggie Haberman Is Right

    06/03/2021 10:45:27 AM PDT · by RandFan · 172 replies
    National Review ^ | June 3 | By CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    Two days ago, the New York Times’s Maggie Haberman reported that Donald Trump “has been telling a number of people he’s in contact with that he expects he will get reinstated by August.” In response, many figures on the right inserted their fingers into their ears and started screaming about fake news. Instead, they should have listened — because Haberman’s reporting was correct. I can attest, from speaking to an array of different sources, that Donald Trump does indeed believe quite genuinely that he — along with former senators David Perdue and Martha McSally — will be “reinstated” to office...
  • Rebekah Jones Admits She Was Never Asked to Delete COVID Deaths in Florida

    05/21/2021 5:31:25 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 14 replies
    National Review ^ | May 21, 2021 | By CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    On Twitter last night, Rebekah Jones confirmed ...That she was not, in fact, asked to delete COVID deaths in Florida. In a now-deleted tweet, Jones wrote: “Deleting deaths was never something I was asked to do. I’ve never claimed it was.” But Jones has claimed it....Jones has made the claim that she was instructed to edit the raw data over and over again. In February, she reiterated that “(Florida’s deputy secretary of health, Dr. Shamarial Roberson) asked me to change numbers and delete records to present a rosier picture of Florida’s pandemic than reality.” In April, she repeated her claim...
  • How a Fake Whistleblower Peddled Lies About Florida’s COVID Deaths

    05/13/2021 11:26:25 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Post ^ | May 13, 2021 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    This is a story about Rebekah Jones, a former dashboard manager at the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), who has single-handedly managed to convince millions of Americans that Gov. Ron DeSantis has been fudging the state’s COVID-19 data. When I write “single-handedly,” I mean it, for Jones is not one of the people who have advanced this conspiracy theory but rather is the person who has advanced this conspiracy theory. It has been repeated by others, sure: by partisans across the internet, by unscrupulous Florida Democrats such as Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist, and on television, by MSNBC in particular....
  • Rebekah Jones, the COVID Whistleblower Who Wasn’t

    05/13/2021 9:07:28 AM PDT · by Mariner · 16 replies
    National Review via Yahoo ^ | May 13th, 2021 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    This is a story about Rebekah Jones, a former dashboard manager at the Florida Department of Health (FDOH), who has single-handedly managed to convince millions of Americans that Governor Ron DeSantis has been fudging the state’s COVID-19 data.When I write “single-handedly,” I mean it, for Jones is not one of the people who have advanced this conspiracy theory but rather is the person who has advanced this conspiracy theory. It has been repeated by others, sure: by partisans across the Internet, by unscrupulous Florida Democrats such as Nikki Fried and Charlie Crist, and on television, by MSNBC in particular. But...
  • An Indefensible Commutation

    07/13/2020 11:51:38 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 54 replies
    National Review ^ | July 12, 2020 1:32 PM | THE EDITORS for National Review
    President Trump has commuted the sentence of Roger Stone. The timing, late on Friday, suggests internal embarrassment over the move, and we wish there were more. The commutation is a move fully within the president’s powers and in keeping with the long-established pattern of presidents’ pardoning or commuting the sentences of associates caught up in special-counsel probes, although usually the associates aren’t as sleazy as Stone. We’re a long way from George H. W. Bush’s pardoning Cap Weinberger, the great Reagan-era defense official, who had been indicted for perjury and obstruction of justice in the Lawrence Walsh investigation. [cut] It...
  • Excellent Twitter Thread on the Florida Vote Situation

    11/10/2018 12:01:19 PM PST · by grayboots · 14 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/10/2018 | Charles C.W. Cooke
    Excellent Twitter thread that goes into various scenarios about votes in Broward and Palm Beach County.
  • 'He Can Change': The New York Post Endorses Carol's Boyfriend (satire)

    04/16/2016 6:58:54 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 46 replies
    National Review ^ | April 15, 2016 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    Carol's boyfriend is a mercurial figure -- a potentially nice guy, but unreliable, dangerous, and married to someone else. Exactly who he is can be hard to make out amid his capriciousness, his lying, and his occasional descents into violence... But he can change. What else to expect from someone who reflects the baser passions? It'll be different when Carol fixes him. It'll be different when he leaves his wife. It'll be different when he kicks the habit. It'll be different when he gets back on his feet again. The therapy will change him. And Carol can learn to stop...
  • No, Super Tuesday Is Not the End of the Process

    02/29/2016 10:34:08 AM PST · by EveningStar · 35 replies
    National Review ^ | February 29, 2016 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    I'm writing this post ahead of Super Tuesday, lest, in penning in it in the aftermath, I am accused of post-rationalization. So here goes, a little ahead of time: Super Tuesday is not the end of the Republican primary. Shamefully, Donald Trump will do well tomorrow -- perhaps very well. And when he does, the press will roar. And then, because human beings have a preference for simple narratives and dramatic headlines, the story will almost certainly be that the election is "over"; that Trump is "now the nominee"; and that anybody arguing otherwise is "kidding himself." This is false,...
  • It's Time for an Anti-Trump Manhattan Project

    02/24/2016 7:41:04 PM PST · by 20yearsofinternet · 142 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/24/2016 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    For the last eight months or so, a significant portion of the Republican party's voters have been in thrall to a bizarre, Occupy-esque conspiracy theory, which holds as its central thesis that sabotage and pusillanimity are the root causes of the Right's recent woes. In this mistaken view, the conservative movement's failure to counter all of the Obama era's excesses is not the product of the crucial democratic and structural factors that prevent any one faction from ushering in substantial change, but of a lack of will or desire. Sure, the advocates of this view will concede, the shutdown of...