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  • Norm Eisen’s Notorious Lawfare Outfit Has Fingerprints All Over Colorado Decision to Remove Trump From Ballot

    12/22/2023 3:55:00 PM PST · by george76 · 27 replies
    Revolver News ^ | December 21, 2023
    The corrupt regime has violated every basic principle of decency, every premise of self-government, and every standard of justice for so long and so often that the public has become largely inured to the latest outrage. And yet the Colorado Supreme Court’s recent decision to exclude Trump—the front-runner in the 2024 presidential race, mind you—from the ballot stands out for its stupidity, shortsightedness, and maliciousness even in this environment. The 200+ page decision is a work of such slop that it makes Roe v. Wade look like a paragon of principled and coherent legal reasoning by comparison. The theory of...
  • In the name of ‘fake news,’ NewsGuard extorts sites to follow the government narrative By Social Links forLee Fang

    12/11/2023 2:43:57 AM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    New York Post ^ | Dec. 10, 2023 | Lee Fang
    Half a century ago, George Orwell, writing on literary censorship, wrote that “unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban.” That dynamic now broadly extends to an opaque network of government agencies and self-proclaimed anti-misinformation groups that have repressed online speech. There’s no official ban on discussing the efficacy of COVID-19 vaccines or criticizing American involvement in the Ukraine-Russia war, but editors and journalists have realized that writing on such topics can come at a cost. News publishers have been demonetized and shadow-banned for reporting dissenting views and the bureaucratic means...
  • Tom Ridge endorses Dr. Oz in Pa. Senate race

    09/30/2022 1:37:53 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 50 replies
    ABC 27 Harrisburg ^ | Sep 29, 2022 / 09:38 PM EDT | Briaunna Malone
    Erie, Pennsylvania (WJET/WFXP/ — Republican nominee for U.S. Senate, Dr. Mehmet Oz, is being endorsed by the former Pennsylvania governor and first United States Secretary of Homeland Security, Tom Ridge. Dr. Oz’s camp announced the endorsement from Tom Ridge. Ridge is urging residents to join him in supporting the nominee, “I wholeheartedly support his bid to become our next senator.” [Oz makes campaign stop in Erie, tours Parade Street] The former governor said he was most impressed by Dr. Oz’s intellect and his desire to serve the commonwealth and nation with passion and energy. “Having him come to support me,...
  • Anti-Trump Republicans on the line in 2022 too

    09/26/2021 4:05:23 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 43 replies ^ | 9/26/21 | Albert Hunt
    It doesn't get any better in the U.S. Senate race where former party state chair Jane Timken, perennial right-wing candidate Josh Mandel and author J.D. Vance are fighting over who is the most Trumpian. Ohio State Sen. Matt Dolan jumped into the race, giving the anti-Trump forces an outside shot if the others split their vote. It'll be interesting to see if retiring Sen. Rob Portman — who didn't stand up to Trump for four years — will show political courage now that he’s not facing voters. It’s not much better in neighboring Pennsylvania, where the leading Republican U.S. Senate...
  • The Ridge Family Wishes To Share The Following News About Tom

    06/16/2021 3:28:00 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    Tom Ridge Account via Twitter ^ | 06/16/21 | Tom Ridge Family
  • 100 Repubs threaten to form new party if Republicans don't change their ways.

    05/11/2021 6:35:50 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 103 replies
    Twitter ^ | 05/11/2021 | Zach Montague
    More than 100 Republicans, including some former elected officials, are preparing to release a letter this week threatening to form a third party if the Republican Party does not make certain changes, according to an organizer of the effort.
  • Biden’s ‘Conservative’ Supporters Need To Defend His Partisan, Hard-Left First Month

    02/18/2021 10:34:05 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    Th eFederalist ^ | 18 Feb 2021 | Tristan Justice
    President Joe Biden wraps up his first full month in office this week having set a new record of speed and aggression in pursuing a partisan, hard-left agenda. At the Democrats’ virtual convention in 2020, former Ohio Republican Gov. John Kasich endorsed former Vice President Joe Biden, branding the Democratic nominee a “unifier” with a commitment to bring the country together. “America is at a crossroads,” Kasich said, while standing at a physical crossroads for the taped address. The message of unity, decency, and bipartisanship became the defining theme of anti-Trump Republicans who promoted the most radical pair of candidates...
  • If George W. Bush had lifted a single finger to help out 2020 GOPers running for House, Senate, Presidency

    11/09/2020 7:32:57 AM PST · by conservative98 · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/9/20 | Mollie Hemingway and Mark Levin Twitter
    To state an obvious thing media will intentionally hide: If George W. Bush had lifted a single finger to help out 2020 GOPers running for House, Senate, Presidency, to say nothing of doing anything helpful since 2016, his words might have some value with 71 million GOP voters.— Mollie (@MZHemingway) November 8, 2020 1. Well said, Mollie. Turns out when it comes to politics the Bush family is focused on the Bush family. And good job, Cindy McCain in Arizona. And hat tip to Tom Ridge in PA. All backstabbing RINOs.— Mark R. Levin (@marklevinshow) November 9, 2020...
  • Tom Ridge on Trump Tax Returns

    09/28/2020 3:11:03 PM PDT · by RandFan · 98 replies
    Twitter ^ | Sep 28 | Tom Ridge
    Tom Ridge on #TrumpTaxReturns: "Is anybody surprised when we find out that he probably hasn't paid any taxes at all? Why are we surprised?"
  • I was a Republican governor of Pa. I’m voting for Joe Biden. (Tom Ridge)

    09/27/2020 5:35:02 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 192 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 09/27/2020 | Tom Ridge - Op Ed
    ---SNIP--- I actually consider it a point of personal pride that I’m recognized for being among the first Republicans to reject Donald Trump. It was way back in December 2015. I told NBC’s Chuck Todd that day that I could never support Trump. I said then that he was an embarrassment to the Republican Party and our country. I said he belittles, demeans, and ridicules people who disagree with him, and that I’ve never thought that loud, obnoxious, and simpleminded solutions to complex problems are the kind of qualities we want in a president. I believe that earned me my...
  • NeverTrump ‘Conservatives’ Have Incited Political Violence

    09/02/2020 12:51:12 AM PDT · by rintintin · 21 replies
    American Conservative ^ | August 31, 2020 | By Julie Kelly
    s their preferred candidate crashes in national polls and the race tightens to a dead heat in Joe Biden’s must-win states, NeverTrump “conservatives” are once again taking their marching orders from Democrats. The death, destruction, and mayhem besieging Democratic-run cities across the country, NeverTrump dutifully recites, is all Donald Trump’s fault. Team Biden crafted the inane talking points to deflect concerns that the violence in cities such as Portland and Kenosha rapidly was backfiring on Democrats; scenes of angry mobs attacking Trump supporters, including Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and his wife, leaving the White House late Thursday night after the...
  • President Trump tweets about former Pa. Governor Tom Ridge

    08/30/2020 9:41:52 AM PDT · by rintintin · 42 replies
    ABC26 ^ | July 23 2020 | ABC27
    President Trump called out former Republican Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge on Twitter Thursday. According to CNN the former Homeland Security secretary says he doesn’t think President Trump should bring federal agents to cities with protests. In the tweet Trump said, “Recently watched failed RINO Tom Ridge, former head of Homeland Security, trying to justify his sudden love of the Radical Left Mayor of Portland, who last night was booed & shouted out of existence by the agitators & anarchists. Love watching pathetic Never Trumpers squirm!”
  • Trump’s deployment of federal forces to U.S. cities akin to ‘invasion,’ Ridge says

    07/24/2020 4:32:53 PM PDT · by rintintin · 74 replies
    PBS Newshour ^ | July 23 2020 | PBS Newshour
    The divide between President Trump and local leaders in places where he has deployed federal agents is widening. This week, 15 mayors asked Trump to withdraw federal forces from their cities, citing “fundamental constitutional protections.” Former Pennsylvania governor Tom Ridge, first secretary of the Department of Homeland Security, joins Judy Woodruff to discuss why he disavows Trump's action.
  • Former Bush DHS secretary rips Trump for treating department like "the president's personal militia"

    07/23/2020 4:58:16 PM PDT · by libh8er · 73 replies
    The Week ^ | 7.21.2020
    "The department was established to protect America from the ever-present threat of global terrorism. It was not established to be the president’s personal militia," Ridge said, alluding to the department's creation after the 9/11 attacks. Ridge did say he would "welcome the opportunity to work with any federal agency to reduce crime or lawlessness in the cities" if he were governor. But "it would be a cold day in hell before I would consent to an uninvited, unilateral intervention into one of my cities," he added, specifically calling out how the federal authorities were unwelcome in Portland.
  • Richardson Is Paid To Promote Listed Terror Group (Ex-NM Gov)

    03/10/2012 3:42:53 PM PST · by CedarDave · 11 replies
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | Sat, Mar 10, 2012 | Thomas Cole
    Ex-Gov. Bill Richardson is one of several former top U.S. government officials pocketing large fees to speak in support of an Iranian group that is listed by the United States as a foreign terrorist organization. Richardson, a former energy secretary and U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was in Washington, D.C., in January and in Paris in February to call on the State Department to remove the Mojahedin-e Khalq, or MEK, from the terror list. During the ’70s, the MEK killed U.S. military personnel and U.S. civilians working on defense projects in Tehran and supported the takeover in 1979 of...
  • Ex-DHS secretary: 'I'm not quite sure' Trump's tariffs on Mexico will solve immigration problem

    06/07/2019 9:15:18 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 84 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/07/19 | Julia Manchester
    Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge suggested in an interview that aired Friday on "Rising" that he did not believe President Trump's move to slap new tariffs on Mexico would solve the immigration issue at the U.S. southern border. "I'm not quite sure tariffs on Mexico are going to solve the problem for us," Ridge, who served under former President George W. Bush, told Hill.TV. "I have a great deal of support for the notion about securing the borders, but I think we politicize the issue instead of solving the problem," he continued. The Hill obtained a draft document on...
  • “This Is the FBI—Can We Talk?”

    01/18/2008 9:46:34 PM PST · by forkinsocket · 50 replies · 1,003+ views
    Washingtonian ^ | 01. Jan 2008 | Mark Matthews
    Keith Weissman and Steven Rosen Are PhDs and Middle East Experts Who Did Some Lobbying. They Thought They Were Doing What Washington Insiders Always Do. Thomas O’Donnell didn’t reveal his job when he phoned Keith Weissman in 2004 and got the policy analyst’s wife. He says he didn’t want to scare her. When Weissman returned the call and found out O’Donnell was an FBI agent, his first reaction was to attempt a joke: “What did I do?” “I’m sure you didn’t do anything,” O’Donnell told him. He wanted to meet that day, for five or ten minutes, and get Weissman’s...
  • Kellyanne’s husband co-founds group of anti-Trump lawyers to defend 'truth' and 'rule of law' (Ugh)

    11/14/2018 7:51:29 AM PST · by BurgessKoch · 83 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | November 14, 2018 | David Martosko
    George Conway, a conservative attorney whose wife is Donald Trump's senior White House counselor, has formed an organization whose goal is to push back against the president. Charter members of the group, called Checks and Balances, include former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge, former acting Attorney General Stuart Gerson, former Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty and former Deputy White House Counsel Phillip Brady. Missing from its mission statement is any mention of Conway's wife, who helmed Trump's White House quest and became the first woman to successfully bring a presidential campaign across a November finish line. 'We believe in the...
  • Did First Man Director Remove Neil Armstrong’s U.S. Flag Scene To Downplay American Greatness?

    09/04/2018 1:51:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | September 4, 2018 | Phelim McAleer
    Editor's Note: This column was co-written by Ann McElhinneySo where will you be on the evening of October 12th? Here are your cinematic choices, First Man or Gosnell: The Trial Of America's Biggest Serial Killer. Both open on the same day. We would like to propose you come to the Gosnell movie (and not just because we produced it). Both movies are based on true stories but only one has chosen to exclude details that donÂ’t fit the politics of the director and cast - who seemed to be embarrassed by American heroes and their achievements. First Man tells the...
  • John Bolton Is Good for the U.S. and Bad for Iran

    04/02/2018 1:28:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 2, 2018 | Adam Ereli
    Judging by the rhetoric coming out of Tehran, John Bolton’s appointment as America’s National Security Advisor is the worst thing that ever happened. The Secretary of Iran’s Supreme National Security Council labeled Bolton’s appointment “a matter of shame.”  The Chairman of the Iranian Parliament's Committee on National Security and Foreign Policy declared,  "The use of hardline elements against the Islamic Republic of Iran shows that the Americans seek to exert more pressure on Iran.”First Vice President Eshaq Jahangiri opined, “They (US officials) are wrong to assume that the Iranian nation will give in to their threats against the Islamic Republic.”  ...