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  • Removing Trump Won’t Solve America’s Crisis (The elites are the problem.)

    05/21/2017 8:06:42 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 40 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | May 18,2017 | Robert W. Merry
    Thus is the Trump crisis now superimposed upon the much broader and deeper crisis of the elites, which spawned the Trump crisis in the first place. Yes, Trump is a disaster as president. He lacks nearly all the qualities and attributes a president should have, and three and a half more years of him raises the specter of more and more unnecessary tumult and deepening civic rancor. It could even prove to be untenable governmentally. But trying to get rid of him before his term expires, absent a clear constitutional justification and a clear assent from the collective electorate, will...
  • Republicans exempt their own insurance from their latest health care proposal

    04/26/2017 4:26:50 AM PDT · by DoodleDawg · 58 replies
    MSN News ^ | 4/26/17 | Sarah Kiff
    Republican legislators want to keep popular Obamacare provisions for themselves and their staff. House Republicans appear to have included a provision that exempts Members of Congress and their staff from their latest health care plan. The new Republican amendment, introduced Tuesday night, would allow states to waive out of Obamacare’s ban on pre-existing conditions. This means that insurers could once again, under certain circumstances, charge sick people higher premiums than healthy people. Republican legislators liked this policy well enough to offer it in a new amendment. They do not, however, seem to like it enough to have it apply to...
  • BOYCOTT ACADEMY AWARDS

    02/25/2017 1:40:25 PM PST · by Hamilton22 · 105 replies
    Fox news | February 25, 2017 | Hamilton22
    Fox News just showed Jodie Foster speaking to a group of actors and telling them NOT to give THANK YOU SPEECHES but instead to Give POLITICAL SPEECHES at the Academy Awards. LETS BOYCOTT THE ACADEMY AWARDS!!!! LETS BOYCOTT THE ACADEMY AWARDS
  • George Will: Conservatives Will Turn on Trump By Mid-Summer

    02/22/2017 9:48:00 AM PST · by detective · 119 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Jeff Poor
    Tuesday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” Washington Post columnist George Will discussed his departure from the Republican Party and the decision by Fox News not to renew his contract as a network contributor. Will suggested some of it was attributable to his refusal to support event President Donald Trump while he was a candidate. But later in that segment, he predicted some Republicans would change their opinions on Trump once he starts putting his policies forward.
  • George Clooney BLASTS Donald Trump in furious rant: 'He's a Hollywood elitist!'

    02/22/2017 9:13:04 AM PST · by simpson96 · 53 replies
    U.K. Express ^ | 2/22/2017 | Rebecca Longmire
    Clooney, 55 - who is expecting twins with his wife Amal - referenced Trump's comments about Meryl Streep, after the actress hit out at the politician during her Golden Globes speech last month. The actor said, when quizzed on French TV show Rencontres de Cinema: “When Meryl spoke, everyone on that one side said, ‘well that’s elitist Hollywood speaking’. "Donald Trump has 22 acting credits in television. He collects $120,000 a year in his Screen Actors Guild pension fund. He is a Hollywood elitist." Clooney also added of the president's assistant: “Steve Bannon is a failed film writer and director....
  • GOP senior statesmen making push for a carbon tax

    02/08/2017 7:59:54 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 114 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 8, 2017 10:24 AM EST | Catherine Lucey and Julie Pace
    A group of Republican senior statesmen is pushing for a carbon tax to combat the effects of climate change, and hoping to sell their plan to the White House. Former Secretary of State Jim Baker is leading the effort, which also includes former Secretary of State George Shultz. In an opinion piece published Tuesday night in The Wall Street Journal, they argued “there is mounting evidence of problems with the atmosphere that are growing too compelling to ignore.” […] Carbon taxes are designed to raise the cost of fossil fuels to bring down consumption. Baker and Shultz detailed in the...
  • Davos elites struggle for answers as Trump era dawns

    01/15/2017 5:42:43 PM PST · by greeneyes · 25 replies
    Reuters ^ | Jan 1, 2017 | Noah Barkin
    DAVOS, Switzerland - The global economy is in better shape than it's been in years. Stock markets are booming, oil prices are on the rise again and the risks of a rapid economic slowdown in China, a major source of concern a year ago, have eased. And yet, as political leaders, CEOs and top bankers make their annual trek up the Swiss Alps to the World Economic Forum in Davos, the mood is anything but celebratory.
  • Trump is Hand Grenade Thrown by American Working Class Against the System

    01/15/2017 3:40:35 PM PST · by Lorianne · 44 replies
    Sputnik News ^ | 13 January 2017 | John HarrisonRead more: https://sputniknews.com/radio_brave_new_world/201701131049567203-trump-ameri
    The last year has taught us, with Brexit, the US elections, growing anti-EU sentiment on the continent of Europe, that ignoring national interests, which are more and more often expressed in terms of national culture and identity, is not possible anymore. Will this translate through into the reconstruction of economic protectionism? Professor Steve Keen, from the University of Kingston, an economist and an author answers this question. Are identity and culture the new important subjects in politics? Professor Keen gives an explanatory answer. To him, a progressive form of identity and gender politics and socialist politics have been bedfellows for...
  • Why liberal elites are so resentful of middle America

    01/12/2017 11:25:34 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 49 replies
    The New York Post ^ | January 11, 2017 | Salena Zito
    This week we saw a few perfect examples of why liberal coastal elites are so resentful of middle America: It’s because the supposed rubes and rednecks aren’t more resentful of the elites — or, more specifically, the elites’ “success.” They don’t aspire to be like their self-appointed betters. Some Americans just don’t need much; they don’t think there’s anything wrong with wanting to have a 1,500-square-foot house, watch football and go to church on Sunday. They don’t want to leave their hometowns to come to Silicon Valley or Washington, DC, or Manhattan. They place great value on community and living...
  • Who Has More Privilege Than Barack Obama?

    01/06/2017 7:43:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 6, 2017 | Jonathan F. Keiler
    Thankfully, America is not a land of nobility, but not all noble ideas are un-American. The sense of aristocratic obligation, recognized in the French noblesse oblige or German Adel verpflichtet, is a decent, honorable idea for those in this country born into privilege and a good indication of character. We'll find out about this with Donald Trump. With respect to Barack Obama, we already know what he makes of his privileged status, and it is a sad commentary both on the man and on the left-wing-dominated public space that encouraged and facilitated his rise. Obama was not born into substantial...
  • The sneering response to Trump’s victory reveals exactly why he won

    01/01/2017 6:44:56 PM PST · by Lorianne · 122 replies
    Spectator (UK) ^ | 30 December 2016
    If you want to know why Trump won, just look at the response to his winning. The lofty contempt for ‘low information’ Americans. The barely concealed disgust for the rednecks and cretins of ‘flyover’ America who are apparently racist and misogynistic and homophobic. The haughty sneering at the vulgar, moneyed American political system and how it has allowed a wealthy candidate to poison the little people’s mushy, malleable minds. The suggestion that American women, more than 40 per cent of whom are thought to have voted for Trump, suffer from internalised misogyny: that is, they don’t know their own minds,...
  • Anthony Bourdain on Trump win: People were sick of 'privileged' liberals

    12/31/2016 3:28:08 PM PST · by Brad from Tennessee · 71 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 31, 2016 | By Brooke Seipel
    Television and culinary personality Anthony Bourdain says in a new interview that fellow "privileged Eastern liberals" are the reason that Donald Trump was elected. "The utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself discuss red-state, gun-country, working-class America as ridiculous and morons and rubes is largely responsible for the upswell of rage and contempt and desire to pull down the temple that we’re seeing now," Bourdain told Reason. Bourdain attributed the large divide during this political season and Trump's win last month on a division between "Eastern liberals" and red-state Americans. “I’ve spent a lot of time in...
  • Anthony Bourdain slams ‘privileged’ liberals for ‘utter contempt’ of working class

    12/30/2016 2:09:35 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 57 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | December 30, 2016 | Caitlin Dickson
    Celebrity chef and self-described “privileged Eastern liberal” Anthony Bourdain slammed his fellow leftist elites this week, arguing that their disdain for working-class Americans helped create “the upswell of rage and contempt” that propelled Donald Trump to the presidency. “The utter contempt with which privileged Eastern liberals such as myself discuss red-state, gun-country, working-class America as ridiculous and morons and rubes is largely responsible for the upswell of rage and contempt and desire to pull down the temple that we’re seeing now,” Bourdain said in an interview with Reason magazine. “I’ve spent a lot of time in gun-country, God-fearing America,” Bourdain...
  • For the Obamas, looking cool is part of the job

    12/29/2016 7:34:29 AM PST · by C19fan · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 12, 2016 | Robin Givhan
    There was something intriguing about Barack and Michelle Obama that went beyond their historic rise to power. It was, in part, their manner of being, their aesthetic and the nonverbal ways in which they communicated — with the public and with each other. Their physical language and style spoke intimately to African Americans, but they also broadly reflected the contemporary culture.
  • CNN Gleefully Mocks Dr. Ben Carson

    12/06/2016 11:10:45 AM PST · by HarleyLady27 · 79 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | Dec. 6, 2016 | Sundance
    During a presented Don Lemon discussion panel Monday night, the severity of ridicule against Dr. Ben Carson was jaw-dropping and unprofessional in the extreme. Removing all pretense of substantive discussion, Don Lemon, Marc Lamont Hill and Peter Beinart began openly mocking the nomination of Dr. Carson for Secretary of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
  • Half Of The Population Of The World Is Dirt Poor – And The Global Elite Want To Keep It That Way

    11/25/2016 6:44:21 AM PST · by Lorianne · 29 replies
    Economic Collapse ^ | 22 November 2016 | Michael Snyder
    According to Compassion International, approximately half of the population of the entire planet currently lives on $2.50 a day or less. Meanwhile, those hoarding wealth at the very top of the global pyramid are rapidly becoming a lot wealthier. Don’t get me wrong – I am a very big believer in working hard and contributing something of value to society, and those that work the hardest and contribute the most should be able to reap the rewards. In this article I am in no way, shape or form criticizing true capitalism, because if true capitalism were actually being practiced all...
  • Obama Hands Out Medals of Freedom to Major Democratic Donors, Supporters

    11/21/2016 4:48:03 PM PST · by BulletBobCo · 33 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | November 21, 2016 | Morgan Chalfant
    Honorees include host of celebrities who have supported outgoing president and his allies Barack Obama will deliver his final round of Presidential Medals of Freedom this week to a group largely comprised of Democratic donors and individuals who have supported him politically. The White House on Wednesday unveiled the 2016 list of honorees, who will on Tuesday receive the nation’s highest civilian award for making “especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States.” Eleven of the honorees have made contributions to Democratic committees or campaigns, including some that directly supported Obama, according to an analysis...
  • Donald Trump claims Hamilton cast HARASSED VP-elect Mike Pence and demands they apologize...

    11/19/2016 7:04:52 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 78 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 11/18/16 | ANNETA KONSTANTINIDES
    Donald Trump is not happy Mike Pence wasn't welcomed with open arms by Broadway on Friday night. Trump demanded that the cast of Hamilton apologize to the Vice president-elect after they stopped the show to address him directly about their fears. The president-elect, who took to Twitter on Saturday morning to complain, claimed the cast had 'harassed' Pence. 'Our wonderful future V.P. Mike Pence was harassed last night at the theater by the cast of Hamilton, cameras blazing,' Trump wrote. 'This should not happen!' 'The Theater must always be a safe and special place. The cast of Hamilton was very...
  • The Ultimate Gesture of American Incivility (Pence lectured to by cast of Broadway show)

    11/19/2016 5:50:06 AM PST · by NYer · 107 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 19, 2016 | Patricia McCarthy
    Tonight Mike Pence went to see the Broadway hit musical, Hamilton.  He was roundly booed by an audience of  ill-mannered theater-goers. Who knew that people who can afford thousands of dollars (that is what it costs) to see a play about Alexander Hamilton could be so abominably rude. While a few people cheered him, most were booing.  This is the low point to which the intolerant left has brought us; very low. To add insult to injury, Brandon Victor Dixon, the actor who plays Aaron Burr, the man who murdered Hamilton in a duel and became a traitor to America, delivered an ill-informed lecture to Pence at...
  • 'I see dead people,' and they're the liberal media

    11/17/2016 6:56:18 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 24 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Deborah C Tyler
    Left-wing news media, from desiccated dowagers like the New York Times to strumpets like Salon and the Huffington Post, are dead and don't know it. They only see what they want to see. People who recently thought themselves so powerful – Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi; the list is very, very long – are walking around like regular people, but their existence is over. So many are dead and don't know it. They were murdered by their own hypocrisy. They claimed to be publishing the truth, but they offered only the half-truth of blind dogma. They claimed...