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  • Trumpism Lives On!

    11/06/2020 9:48:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies ^ | November 6, 2020 | Pat Buchanan
    Donald Trump may end up losing the 2020 election in the Electoral College, but he won the campaign that ended on Nov. 3. Democrats had been talking of a "sweep," a "blowout," a "blue wave" washing the Republicans out of power, capturing the Senate, and bringing in an enlarged Democratic majority in Nancy Pelosi's House. They visualized the ouster of Trump in a defeat so massive and humiliating that it would serve as an eternal repudiation of the man. And, most intoxicating of all, they believed they would be seen by history as the angels of America's deliverance. It was...
  • Utah's Mike Lee: Architect Behind Anti-American Immigration Bill

    09/08/2020 2:48:18 PM PDT · by jroehl · 35 replies
    Patch ^ | Sep 23, 2019 10:36 pm ET | Joe Guzzardi,
    It's an appalling reality that in the entire U.S. Senate not one single member is willing to stand up for American workers. From appointed Arizona Republican Martha McSally to Vermont Independent Bernie Sanders, possibly the world's only avowed socialist who won't defend his nation's workers, none stood up against the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act, S. 386, and its continuum of foreign national tech workers, mostly Indian. S. 386 would eliminate the 7 percent country cap provision that controls Green Card issuance to ensure that one country, or just a few countries, do not dominate the program. The current system...
  • GOP Senators, DHS, Back Mike Lee’s Outsourcing Bill

    08/12/2020 7:24:12 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 34 replies ^ | July 31, 2020 | Neil Munro
    Nearly all GOP Senators and top officials at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) are quietly backing the S.386 outsourcing bill pushed by Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT), according to Hill sources. “There isn’t a single Republican in the U.S. Senate that will stand up against outsourcers,” said an advocate for more legal immigration. “I don’t think the GOP is going block the bill,” a Hill source said.
  • Massachusetts becomes the latest state to make Juneteenth an official state holiday

    07/30/2020 6:50:50 AM PDT · by C19fan · 27 replies
    CNN ^ | July 30, 2020 | Jessica Campisi
    Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker has made it official: Juneteenth is now recognized as a state holiday. Baker, a Republican, signed the measure on Friday as part of a supplemental coronavirus spending bill. He said making June 19 an annual state holiday would help "recognize the continued need to ensure racial freedom and equality."
  • Conservative William Kristol: ‘We’re really going to pay a price for this terrible failure in leadership’ (Never-Trumper)

    05/21/2020 6:28:10 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 51 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 12, 2020 | KK Ottesen
    Q:"Are you able to go back, then, or do you see yourself permanently outside the party? A:"I don’t think going back is really plausible. Three years ago I was using the rhetoric, or terminology, of “going back to,” or “saving,” or “restoring.” Those kinds of words. But Trump’s been renominated, and liberating the party from Trump or Trumpism seems awfully far-fetched. Obviously, if he loses in November, things are in more flux, and maybe there’s some opportunities. But I can’t honestly conceive of working with Mitch McConnell and John Cornyn and Kevin McCarthy. I’m just disgusted by what they’ve been...
  • Former GOP Sen. Jeff Flake Says He Won’t Vote for Donald Trump in 2020 - (Throw Up)

    04/28/2020 5:28:08 PM PDT · by re_tail20 · 75 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 28, 2020 | Katherine Rodriguez
    Former Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) says he will not be casting his vote for President Donald Trump in 2020, citing concerns he had with the president before the 2016 campaign. “I just couldn’t support [Trump] long before he started to run. The birtherism thing was just too much for me. And then it piled on,” Flake, a vocal critic of Trump, told the Washington Post. Flake also warned that a second Trump term could deter younger voters from the GOP, especially on issues concerning the environment and immigration. “So for young people who’ve grown up around minorities or had a...
  • Bill Kristol: 'Our second amendment isn't under attack. ...'

    01/18/2020 6:23:50 PM PST · by rintintin · 145 replies
    Bill Kristol on Twitter ^ | Jan 17 2020 | Bill Kristol
    Our second amendment isn't under attack. Our state [Virginia] may well be under attack, though, if violent mobs succeed in assembling in Richmond Monday. A normal president would urge calm and offer assistance. But that is the way of a president, not of a demagogue.
  • Mike Lee: ‘I’m Worried’ About the Integrity of Information from the Trump Administration About Iran

    01/13/2020 6:56:50 AM PST · by ManHunter · 93 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 JAN 2020 | Pam Key
    On Sunday’s broadcast of CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) said he is worried about the “integrity of the information” given by the Trump administration to justify the killing of former Quds force commander Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Host Jake Tapper said, “We have heard mixed messages and conflicting stories about the reason for the attack, whether it’s the existential threat that Soleimani posed, vs. imminent attacks, vs. an attack on one embassy, vs. an attack on four embassies. You and I have sat through this movie before, conflicting, changing information, intelligence juiced in order to justify...
  • Senator Mike Lee asking for unanimous consistent to pass HR 1044!!! Yikes

    09/19/2019 12:01:39 PM PDT · by central_va · 102 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 9/19/19 | Sen. Mike Lee
    Call your Senator now. Stop Sen. Mike Lee now!!! I ask unanimous consent that the committee on the judiciary be discharged from further consideration of h.R. 1044 and the senate proceed to its immediate consideration. I ask unanimous consent that the lee amendment, numbered 939 be agreed to, that the bill ab amended be considered read a third time and passed, and that the motions to reconsider be considered made and laid upon the table. Continued.
  • Will column: To defeat Trump Democrats should nominate Bennet.

    07/14/2019 11:10:23 AM PDT · by CA_soon_gone · 40 replies
    Post Independent ^ | 7-14-2019 | George Will
    WASHINGTON — With a disgust commensurate with the fact, Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democrat, says that during 40% of his 10 Senate years the government has been run on “continuing resolutions.” Congress passes these in order to spare itself the torture of performing its primary function, which is to set national priorities. Bennet is too serious a person to be content in today’s Senate, and if Democrats are as serious as they say they are about defeating Donald Trump, Bennet should be their nominee.
  • Will: To beat Trump, Dems must practice a politics of modesty [Opinion]

    06/15/2019 6:04:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 15 June 2019 | George F. Will
    “It is a great advantage to a president,” said the 30th of them, “and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.” Or, Calvin Coolidge would say today, a great woman. While today’s incumbent advertises himself as an “extremely stable genius” and those who would replace him promise national transformation, attention should be paid to the granular details of presidential politics, which suggest that a politics of modesty might produce voting changes where they matter, and at least 270 electoral votes for a Democrat. If the near future resembles the...
  • 75 conservative groups oppose 'any carbon tax' days after Mitt Romney reportedly 'looking at' one

    06/10/2019 7:31:04 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 33 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | June 10, 2019 | Michael Bastasch
    Seventy-five conservative groups signed a public letter to Congress opposing “any carbon tax” days after reports that Utah Republican Sen. Mitt Romney openly considered backing carbon tax bill. “We oppose any carbon tax,” conservative groups, led by Americans for Tax Reform, wrote in their letter, which was published online Monday morning. While the letter is not specifically aimed at Romney, it’s meant to warn Republicans that their conservative base is not in favor of taxing carbon dioxide emissions.
  • The Conservative Sensibility - George F. Will (new book)

    06/02/2019 12:20:22 PM PDT · by Eddie01 · 20 replies
    youtube ^ | 6/2/2019 | Self
    George Will has a new book. Conservatives hate him. The left hates him (or do they?). Who is his market other than Fred Barns, Mort Kondracke, Bill Kristol, Michael Medved, Chris Wallace and possibly Ann Coulter? At least his wife still lets him watch her put her socks on.
  • Let Venezuela Decide Its Own Destiny

    05/03/2019 4:28:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | May 3, 2019 | Pat Buchanan
    "Who would be free themselves must strike the blow... "By their right arms the conquest must be wrought." So wrote Lord Byron of Greece's war of independence against the Turks, though the famed British poet would ignore his own counsel and die just days after arriving in Greece to join the struggle. Yet Byron's advice is the wise course for the United States, and for the people of Venezuela who seek to free their country of the grip of the incompetent and dictatorial regime of Nicolas Maduro. Let the Venezuelans decide their own destiny, as did we. As of today,...
  • How Trump Lost Half of Washington

    04/27/2019 7:48:44 AM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 80 replies
    MSJ ^ | Noonan
    “How did things ever get so far? I don’t know. It was so unfortunate, so unnecessary.” —Don Corleone, “The Godfather” I keep thinking about the dynamics the past few years between the president and what used to be called official Washington. That relationship is ugly and broken, but it could have been otherwise. he old ambassadors were willing to give him a chance. He destabilized the whole town instead. “How did things ever get so far? I don’t know. It was so unfortunate, so unnecessary.” —Don Corleone, “The Godfather” I keep thinking about the dynamics the past few years between...
  • Nolte: Bill Kristol Taunts Rudy Giuliani for Getting Cancer

    04/23/2019 8:30:22 AM PDT · by MNDude · 37 replies
    Never Trumper Bill Kristol mocked Rudy Giuliani on Sunday for dropping out of a 2000 Senate race against Hillary Clinton after being diagnosed with prostate cancer. Kristol tweeted this on Sunday night, so he has had plenty of time to realize his mistake, if he indeed made a mistake in not knowing about Giuliani’s 2000 cancer diagnosis. We all make mistakes, but by now Kristol knows this and has still not amended his tweet, so there is just no question Kristol deliberately mocked Giuliani for having cancer.
  • Former GOP congressman with anti-gay voting record seen kissing man at Coachella

    04/20/2019 11:21:33 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 42 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | April 19, 2019 | Zachary Halaschak
    Socially conservative former Rep. Aaron Schock, R- Ill., was reportedly photographed at a music festival making out with another man. During his tenure in Congress, the 37-year-old Schock voted against the repeal of "don’t ask, don’t tell" and voted in favor of adding a constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage. He received a zero rating from the Human Rights Campaign for his voting record. Despite his socially conservative political career, Schock, who now lives in West Hollywood, was purportedly photographed with a group of gay men at California's famed Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, according to Metro Weekly, an LGBT-focused...
  • George Will: The shabbiest U.S. president ever is an inexpressibly sad specimen

    01/19/2019 7:38:19 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 180 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | January 18, 2019 | George Will
    Half or a quarter of the way through this interesting experiment with an incessantly splenetic presidency, much of the nation has become accustomed to daily mortifications. Or has lost its capacity for embarrassment, which is even worse. If the country’s condition is calibrated simply by economic data — if, that is, the United States is nothing but an economy — then the state of the union is good. Except that after two years of unified government under the party that formerly claimed to care about fiscal facts and rectitude, the nation faces a $1 trillion deficit during brisk growth and...
  • Triumph of the Will

    01/12/2019 8:57:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | January 11, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “In one of contemporary history’s intriguing caroms, European politics just now is a story of how one decision by a pastor’s dutiful daughter has made life miserable for a vicar’s dutiful daughter. Two of the world’s most important conservative parties are involved in an unintended tutorial on a cardinal tenet of conservatism, the law of unintended consequences, which is that the unintended consequences of decisions in complex social situations are often larger than, and contrary to, those intended.” That’s the elephantine lead of George Will’s recent column, headlined “Today’s Germany is the best Germany the world has seen.” The real...
  • George Will: Abolish the death penalty

    09/30/2018 3:06:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 97 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2018 | George F. Will
    Without being aware of it, Vernon Madison might become a footnote in constitutional law because he is barely aware of anything. For more than 30 years, Alabama, with a tenacity that deserves a better cause, has been trying to execute him for the crime he certainly committed, the 1985 murder of a police officer. Twice the state convicted him unconstitutionally (first excluding African Americans from the jury, then insinuating inadmissible evidence into the record). In a third trial, the judge, who during his time on the bench overrode more life sentences (six) than any other Alabama judge, disregarded the jury’s...