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  • 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...
  • Trump's Dishonest Iraq War Revisionism

    02/15/2016 4:17:11 PM PST · by gwjack · 151 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/15/2016 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    onald Trump’s star turn as an unexpected ally of Code Pink was widely panned last Saturday evening. Standing next to Jeb Bush at the Republican party’s fractious South Carolina debate, Trump seemed determined to indulge the most idiosyncratic of the anti-war movement’s critiques. The invasion of Iraq, he proposed, was based upon a “lie.” Its advocates, he submitted, were engaged not in a mistake, but in a conspiracy. And, worst of all, George W. Bush was to blame for 9/11. Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/431346/donald-trump-iraq-war-lies
  • Exclusive: Trump’s Full Medical Report [humor]

    12/15/2015 2:52:35 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The National Review ^ | December 15, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    National Review obtained the following long-form version of a letter from Mr. Trump's physician detailing his health history. To Whom It Will Concern: I have been the personal physician of Mr. Donald J. Trump since 1968. His previous physician was my father, Dr. Edith Bernofsky. I am pleased to report that, at no point since he was unable to fight in Vietnam, has Mr. Trump had any significant medical problems. During a recent comprehensive medical examination, Mr. Trump revealed himself to be quite extraordinarily healthy. While I conducted my array of tests, he singlehandedly held me above his magnificent head...
  • Trump and His Fans Are Stuck Inside a Feedback Loop

    11/30/2015 12:09:57 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 143 replies
    The National Review ^ | November 29, 2015 | Charles C. W. Cooke
    On Meet the Press this morning, Donald Trump insisted that: he was "100 percent right" when he said he saw thousands of Muslims in Jersey City, New Jersey, cheering the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center, even though fact-checkers have debunked his assertion. In a phone interview on NBC's "Meet the Press," Trump said he has heard from "hundreds of people that agree" that there were televised Muslim celebrations of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, which he used as evidence to show his remarks were true. "I saw it. So many people saw it," said Trump, who, in the...
  • 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, let’s say, “neutered” 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. “Incompetent @RichLowry lost it tonight on @FoxNews,” Trump griped on Twitter. “He should not be allowed on TV and the FCC should fine him!” A few moments later, the lip wobbled out...
  • Donald Trump Can’t Say 'No' - Is That What We Want in a President?

    11/20/2015 11:30:00 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 494 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...
  • Brilliant: Charles C.W. Cooke nukes every liberal gun control argument on MSNBC

    10/05/2015 7:21:40 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Dan Calabrese
    "Stop saying it's complicated!" The liberal playbook in the aftermath of any mass shooting works like this: The left, usually taking it cue from President Obama, declares that we once again have all the proof we need that we need to ban guns (except that they phrase it as “common-sense gun safety laws”), and that any argument to the contrary is self-evidently a refusal to solve the problem of gun violence, which is obviously the result of politicians’ fear of the NRA or some sort of cultish devotion to the Second Amendment. What is supposed to happen is that the...
  • 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...
  • 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 party’s 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 party’s balloters having decided first who...
  • 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...
  • A Clarifying Moment for Conservatism (Purge Trump & Trumpism)

    08/16/2015 12:44:47 PM PDT · by nhwingut · 93 replies
    Commentary ^ | 08/14/2015 | Peter Wehner
    In a compelling column, George Will – who knows a thing or two about conservatism – makes the conservative case against Donald Trump. Mr. Will refers to Trump as an “unprecedentedly and incorrigibly vulgar presidential candidate” who is coarsening our civic life. He labels Trump “a counterfeit Republican and no conservative.” And he argues that Trump is an affront to anyone devoted to the legacy of William F. Buckley, Jr., the founder of National Review and a giant in American conservatism. Just as Buckley excommunicated the John Birch Society from the conservative movement in the 1960s, so should conservatives today...
  • 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 — or even women in general — and then they are informed that their “hatred” is showing. Next, their motives are questioned and their supposedly secret “agenda” is exposed for the world to see, for no right-thinking person could dislike Palin on the merits, natch. “I hope you enjoy your elite cocktail parties,” the apologists will...