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  • Kasich reconsidering quixotic primary run?

    12/14/2018 10:55:54 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | December 14, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    It was only a few weeks ago when outgoing Ohio Governor John Kasich said he was seriously considering a 2020 primary challenge to President Trump, if only to “send a message.” (Who that message was intended for remains unclear.) But hey… the guy is going to be unemployed come January so he needs something to keep himself busy.But now, with Christmas fast approaching, something seems to have changed. During an interview with the Associated Press, Kasich was striking a decidedly different tone. Clearly, if you’re going to mount a primary challenge, you need to believe that you at least have...
  • President Trump's Imaginary Wall (Enormous Hurl and Barf Alert By A Never Trumper!!!)

    12/14/2018 8:30:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | December 14, 2018 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - Throughout Donald Trumps campaign for the presidency, he repeatedly promised to build a high, impenetrable, concrete wall along Americas nearly 2,000-mile border with Mexico. And he further promised that it wouldnt cost American taxpayers one red cent, saying he would make Mexico pay for it. Whos going to pay for the wall?, he asked legions of supporters at his campaign rallies, who yelled back in unison: Mexico! How could a U.S. president force Mexico a sovereign nation and a major trading partner to pay for it? Trump didnt say, and his supporters didnt ask, even though...
  • When 'Misinformation' Is Named the Word of the Year

    12/14/2018 8:14:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | December 14, 2018 | Suzanne Fields
    This has been a rough year for news junkies. Changing stations for network and cable-TV news reveals not coherence but alternative realities. It's easy to be confounded when caught in the middle of a muddle of polarizing differences, as social media spreads interpretations of the theology of what Flip Wilson, a popular comic of an earlier time, called the Church of What's Happening Now. Today, the abundance of sources enables the news to fit personal prejudices and predispositions. It's the famous slogan of The New York Times, "All the news that's fit to print," distorted to "All the news that...
  • What Lies Behind the Malaise of the West?

    12/14/2018 7:49:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | December 14, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Is it coincidence or contagion, this malady that seems to have suddenly induced paralysis in the leading nations of the West? With lawyer-fixer Michael Cohen's confession that he colluded with Donald Trump in making hush money payoffs to Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougal, America's stage is set for a play that will run two years. As Democrats test the waters for a presidential run by savaging Trump, the establishment Trump detests and defeated in 2016 will use every weapon in its considerable arsenal to break and bring him down, as it did half a century ago to Richard Nixon. By...
  • America's War of Independence, Civil Rights Movement Were Part of the Same Revolution

    12/14/2018 7:34:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | December 14, 2018 | Scott Rusmussen
    Many of our political differences today stem from different perceptions of American history. On the surface, it appears as if there's a lot of common ground in understanding that history. Ninety-five percent of voters believe that the founding ideals of freedom, equality and self-governance played an important role (including 74 percent who consider those ideals "very important"). There's also a broad recognition that there are many other strands of history that helped define the United States as a nation. Eighty-eight percent believe the tradition of pragmatic problem-solving played an important role. Seventy-eight percent say the same about the Protestant work...
  • Pelosi and Schumer Show Their Colors (Don't they always?)

    12/14/2018 6:38:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | December 14, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    Contrary to liberal media reporting, the Oval Office meeting with President Trump, Democratic House leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was a win for Trump, both in substance and in tone. The meeting gave people an opportunity to see who fears transparency, who's misrepresenting his/her position and who is being the aggressor in the border debate, and it's not Donald Trump. Instead of listening to the media's version, watch the video. President Trump set the tone of the meeting, and it was decidedly cordial, saying it was a great honor to have Pelosi and Schumer there and...
  • Hollywood Gangs up on Roger Ailes

    12/14/2018 6:18:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | December 14, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    Talk-radio host and friend Chris Plante recently made an excellent point about Hollywood. As horrible new revelations of sexual misbehavior surface about former Les Moonves, it's highly unlikely anyone's going to make a movie about him, or about Matt Lauer, or Charlie Rose and so on. But there are two fictional projects (and a new documentary) supposedly based on the late Fox News boss Roger Ailes. Early pictures have emerged of actress Nicole Kidman dressed up to look like former Fox News morning host Gretchen Carlson, who played a major role in exposing a culture of sexual harassment of women...
  • Parties Need to Up Their Game

    12/14/2018 6:09:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | December 14, 2018 | Michael Barone
    Two weeks ago in this column, I asked what is to blame for the weakness of the heads of government here and in Western Europe, institutional failure, voter fecklessness, leaders' personal weaknesses or some combination of all three? This week, let's look at one of those institutions: political parties. How have they contributed to current woes? How can they perform better? There are those who would ask, "What would you expect from parties? They're nasty, grubby, selfish, inward-looking institutions, in which intellectual dishonesty is the norm. Why not be done with them and have a virtuous, nonpartisan democracy?" One quick...
  • Reveal the Congressional Hush Fund Hypocrites

    12/14/2018 5:55:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American ^ | December 14, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Which is worse: candidate, businessman, and then still private citizen Donald Trump using his own money to make what Hillary Clinton might call "bimbo eruptions" go away to protect his brand and himself from personal embarrassment, or Congress using taxpayer money in a slush fund to pay off those sexually harassed by sitting officeholders? As Penny Nance, president and CEO of Concerned Women for America, notes in USA Today: Literally a year ago – as the #MeToo era was erupting – the nation was waking up to news that a secret congressional "hush fund" had been used by Members of Congress to pay off...
  • Judge Sullivan Should Throw Out the Flynn Case

    12/13/2018 5:32:06 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush ^ | December 13, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What I want to start with today on the Trump stuff, two things here that are equally important. One of them thats important, potentially, the judge in the Michael Flynn case is named Emmet Sullivan. Emmet Sullivan is the judge in the Ted Stevens case, the Ted Stevens trial. And, in that trial, the prosecutors, the same group of people on Muellers team, the prosecutors in that case suborned perjury from the star witness against Ted Stevens, a contractor, a home repair guy. They got Ted Stevens kicked out of the Senate for supposedly accepting a kickback of 150...
  • Will Uprisings Thwart Green Central Planners?

    12/13/2018 2:19:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | December 13, 2018 | Veronique de Rugy
    You know you've got a problem when your tax schemes are even being rejected by the French. While there's always a danger in reducing the causes of political unrest to a single issue, the plan to impose yet another regressive $9 billion annual carbon tax proved to be a catalyst for the "yellow vest" protests that are roiling Paris. The nonviolent version of the French carbon-tax revolt is spreading globally, too. Last November, Washington state voters rejected a very well-funded effort to pass the first ballot-approved carbon tax ever. The province of Ontario is suing the Canadian government to block...
  • At the Direction of the President

    12/13/2018 2:05:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | December 13, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Last week, federal prosecutors in Washington and New York filed sentencing memorandums with federal judges in advance of the sentencings of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and his former personal lawyer had pleaded guilty to federal crimes, and the memorandums, which are required by the federal rules of criminal procedure, set forth the prosecutors' desired prison sentences for them. Judges rely on these submissions, as well as on those of defense counsel, before making the mathematical calculations that the law requires. Sadly, sentencing today is largely an algorithmic function, dictated by federal sentencing guidelines,...
  • The Fury of the Establishment

    12/13/2018 1:37:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | December 13, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned, but scorning the Washington Establishment produces even greater anger. The Establishment's full fury has been unleashed against Donald Trump and is not about to subside until its goal is reached: the removal of the president from office, either through impeachment or defeat in the 2020 election. If there were more than the kitchen sink to throw at Trump, the Establishment would be throwing it. The latest is the hyping of private money paid to two women by Trump's disgraced lawyer, Michael Cohen. The women claim it was money to keep...
  • Mueller Probe: If Convictions Equal Success, Whitewater Was a Triumph

    12/13/2018 12:44:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | December 13, 2018 | Larry Elder
    President Donald Trump-haters salivated over special counsel Robert Mueller's recent filings on ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump former lawyer/"fixer" Michael Cohen. In both cases, Mueller recommends lengthy sentences, having accused them of committing crimes, including, in the case of Cohen, that Trump directed him to violate campaign finance laws in paying off porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal. If true, is it an impeachable offense? In 2013, the Federal Election Commission leveled a $375,000 fine against President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign for failing to properly report almost $2 million in 2008 campaign contributions, along...
  • 2018 Christmas Gift Ideas for Conservatives

    12/13/2018 12:27:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | December 13, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Christmas is right around the corner. If you are looking to liven up the day with some conservatism and capitalism, here are some great gift ideas and stocking stuffers. The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left's Plot to Stop It by Andrew Puzder. Puzder covers the complete history of capitalism in the United States, including the history of the Trump family. This book is a pleasure to read and includes many interesting examples of how liberals have interfered with American capitalism throughout the history of our nation. Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt. This book is a must-have for...
  • Comey Continues to Display His Lack of Credibility

    12/13/2018 10:21:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | December 13, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Fired former FBI Director James Comey is at it again. Last week, Comey testified before members of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. In a single appearance, Comey, on 245 separate occasions, while under oath, stonewalled questions with "I don't know," "I don't remember" or "I don't recall," according to a congressional interrogator, Rep. Jim Jordan. (R-Ohio). If any private citizen tried Comey's gambit with federal IRS auditors or FBI investigators, he would likely be indicted for perjury or obstruction. Why did Comey, the nation's former top-ranking federal investigator, avoid telling "the whole truth...
  • Laura Ingraham: Immigration truths the Democrats deny

    12/13/2018 10:16:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2018 | Laura Ingraham
    Congressmen and senators are supposed to be fighting for the American people, their constituents. But when Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer pounced on the president at the Oval Office on Tuesday for whom exactly were they fighting? Both the Senate and the House oath of offices are nearly identical. They begin like this: "I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same." At this point, are we even sure that Chuck and Nancy took...
  • Democrats Are Fighting to Lose an Argument They Already Won

    12/13/2018 10:15:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | December 13, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    If hypocrisy had monetary value we could easily pay off the national debt with the righteous indignation being expressed by Democrats over the so-called revelation that then candidate Donald Trump paid off a couple of women to not tell the world they allegedly had affairs with him 12 years ago. Unfortunately, hypocrisy has no value beyond exposing the people who engage in it, so were stuck with $21-plus trillion in debt and a political party desperately trying to lose an argument theyve already won. I was in college during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, but remember it like it...
  • John Kerry: Forget Trump. We All Must Act on Climate Change.

    12/13/2018 9:35:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 49 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | by John F. Kerry
    This week is the third anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. The Trump administration marked it by working with Russia and Gulf oil nations to sideline science and undermine the accord at climate talks underway in Katowice, Poland. While I was in New Delhi this week, where I met with solar energy advocates, a comment made thousands of miles away by the journalist Bob Woodward almost jumped off my iPad: The president, he said, makes decisions often without a factual basis. This isnt a mere personality quirk of the leader of the free world. It is profoundly dangerous for the...
  • Dont Underestimate Dumb Voters Appetite For Idiot Leftist Politicians

    12/13/2018 5:53:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | December 13, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    You should not for a moment fail to appreciate the risk posed to your freedom by left-wing It-Fascists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Beto ORourke. Theres an undeniable appeal of this kind of Potemkin Politician for the kind of morons that the Democrats count on at the ballot box. Sure, the Nitwit Naf is ridiculously ignorant and dumb she knows nothing and demonstrates no capacity to learn anything. Sure, Tex Kennedy is a meat puppet dancing on the strings held by his masters. But this is the same country where the voters elected Barack Obama, twice. They can absolutely win...