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  • Americans Don’t Hate Foreign Policy Experts, Just The Stupid Ones

    05/12/2020 7:02:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 12, 2020 | Sumantra Maitra
    A recent Foreign Affairs essay predictably gives the public a false binary choice, blames the current administration, and defends the foreign policy establishment. Who do you think is responsible for the current coronavirus foreign influences fiasco? If you ask the Washington foreign policy establishment, the answer is evident. It is President Trump’s disdain for “the foreign policy establishment” that has led to this current crisis.This is their same answer for every problem humanity has faced since 2016. If only we listened to the establishment! If only they learned their lesson in 2016. Apparently not, if you go by the Foreign...
  • Elites Screwed Up Iraq, Russiagate, And Much More. How Can We Trust Their Coronavirus Management?

    04/24/2020 7:51:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    The Federalist ^ | April 24, 2020 | Saritha Prabhu
    Virus management is about power and control, the two things the elite always want and therefore don’t want to relinquish even when the virus recedes. The big-picture story of American politics of the last four years has been a battle royale between elite power structures and millions of ordinary Americans. Donald Trump’s 2016 election win, the Russia collusion hoax, and the impeachment drama were all essentially tussles between elite control and democratic norms, between the will of the powerful and the will of the 2016 voters, a.k.a. Trump supporters. A loose assortment of unelected bureaucrats, D.C. power players, Democratic leaders,...
  • Democrats Are Learning The Wrong Lesson From 2016 GOP Primary

    03/03/2020 9:12:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    The Federalist ^ | March 3, 2020 | molly Hemmingway
    The Democratic establishment seems more concerned with protecting themselves than with beating President Trump. Heading out of the Nevada primary last week, the Democratic Party establishment was in a bit of a panic. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., had gotten the most votes in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada. The establishment’s initial pick for the nomination, former Vice President Joe Biden, had been struggling for months on the campaign trail, sometimes seeming to be confused about who and where he was.Megabillionaire Mike Bloomberg, who had entered the fray to save the party from Sanders and Biden, revealed himself to be a...
  • The Establishment's Ultimatum: Scuttle Bernie!

    03/03/2020 3:11:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | March 3, 2020 | Pat Buchanan
    After Joe Biden's blowout victory in South Carolina Saturday and the swift withdrawal of Tom Steyer, "Mayor Pete" Buttigieg and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, the decisive day of the race for the Democratic nomination, Super Tuesday, is at hand. Fourteen states -- including California and Texas and delegate-rich Colorado, North Carolina and Virginia -- hold primaries today, where 40% of the delegates to the Democratic convention will be chosen. Yet consider where the Democratic Party, the party of diversity, America's "progressive" party, the all-inclusive party of persons of color, African Americans, Asians and Hispanics, the party of women and LGBT, will...
  • The Democratic Establishment Strikes Back

    03/03/2020 2:15:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 29 replies ^ | March 3, 2020 | Derek Hunter
    After 3 attempts, 32 years, and 5 primaries as a candidate, Joe Biden finally won his first set of delegates in his quest to be the Democratic Party’s nominee for president. Within hours, the powers that be in the liberal establishment saw their opening and pounced on the remaining candidates, applying pressure to get them to drop out and support Biden. With no clear path to the nomination for anyone, thanks largely to the screwed up way in which Democrats distribute their delegates proportionally, rather than fight, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg took whatever they were offered as payoff and...
  • The Latest: Sanders defiant about Democratic establishment

    02/22/2020 7:53:54 AM PST · by Libloather · 30 replies
    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the 2020 presidential campaign (all times local): 9:15 p.m. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is lumping the “Democratic establishment” in with the corporate and Republican establishment and saying they can’t stop him. Sanders is the favorite in Saturday’s Nevada caucuses after winning New Hampshire and essentially tying for first in Iowa. His rivals and some party centrists have become alarmed that the self-declared democratic socialist could win the nomination as his opponents split the non-Sanders vote. Sanders is an independent who caucuses with Democrats. In Nevada he has stressed his independence from the party....
  • Former Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch says State Department in trouble

    02/13/2020 4:11:45 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 93 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | February 12, 2020 | By Conor Finnegan
    Subtitle: These were her first public remarks since testifying before Congress. Former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch said the State Department is "in trouble," with senior leaders who lack "moral clarity" and "policy vision," in her first public remarks since testifying before Congress. Accepting an award for excellence in diplomacy at Georgetown University, Yovanovitch also took an apparent shot at President Donald Trump's foreign policy: "An amoral, keep 'em guessing foreign policy that substitutes threats, fear and confusion for trust, cannot work over the long haul." During her remarks and a question-and-answer session, Yovanovitch never said Trump's name and...
  • John Kelly Finally Lets Loose on Trump

    02/13/2020 4:07:30 AM PST · by DoodleDawg · 135 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/13/20 | Peter Nicholas
    Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman, the former National Security Council aide and impeachment witness President Donald Trump fired Friday, was just doing his job, former White House Chief of Staff John Kelly told students and guests at a Drew University event here Wednesday night. Over a 75-minute speech and Q&A session, Kelly laid out, in the clearest terms yet, his misgivings about Trump’s words and actions regarding North Korea, illegal immigration, military discipline, Ukraine, and the news media. Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general, said that Vindman is blameless and was simply followed the training he’d received as a soldier; migrants...
  • Report on the Opposition: Democrats in New Hampshire

    02/10/2020 5:21:42 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 21 replies
    Vanity | 10 Feb 2020
    I traveled to New Hampshire to check on the opposition 2020 candidates. Biden, Klobuchar, Yang, Tulsi. On Saturday the 8th. 4 was enough. Meet & greet events in small venues. YouTube videos, links below. Yang is impressive ... better with these local events than he is on TV. The DEMS should back him with the future in mind, but they're too stupid to appreciate his talent.
  • CNN's Cascading Credibility Crisis

    02/07/2020 10:55:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American ^ | February 7, 2020 | Daryl Austin
    CNN is currently suffering a credibility crisis unlike anything they've experienced before. Last year, Business Insider reported that only 53% of American adults believe CNN is "credible," and among Republicans in particular, CNN's credibility has fallen "by nearly 20 percentage points since 2016." One of CNN’s most famous "Facts First" ad campaigns shows a shiny red apple against a white backdrop as a voiceover posits the following: “This is an apple. Some people might try to tell you that it’s a banana. They might scream banana banana banana over and over and over again. They might put BANANA in all...
  • Failed Coup of a Failing Establishment

    02/04/2020 6:14:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 47 replies ^ | February 3, 2020 | Pat Buchanan
    It has been a bad few days for the establishment, really bad. In a 51-49 vote, the Senate refused to call witnesses in the impeachment trial of Donald Trump and agreed to end the trial Wednesday, with a near-certain majority vote to acquit the president of all charges. As weekend polls show socialist Bernie Sanders surging into the lead for the nomination in the states of Iowa, New Hampshire and California, the sense of panic among Democratic Party elites is palpable. Former Secretary of State and Joe Biden surrogate John Kerry was overheard Sunday at a Des Moines hotel talking...
  • Trump’s former chief of staff says Senate impeachment trial without witnesses is ‘a job only half done’

    02/01/2020 6:20:56 AM PST · by usafa92 · 73 replies ^ | 1/31/2020 | Jonathan D. Salant
    WASHINGTON — A Senate vote to end President Donald Trump’s impeachment proceedings without calling witnesses should be considered “half a trial,” the president’s former chief of staff John Kelly said Friday. “In my view, they kind of leave themselves open to a lot of criticism,” Kelly said in an interview with NJ Advance Media in advance of his Feb. 12 appearance at Drew University’s Drew Forum speaker series at the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown. “It seems it was half a trial,” Kelly said. Kelly said he believed former National Security Adviser John Bolton’s assertion that Trump withheld congressionally...
  • Marie Yovanovitch, former Ukraine ambassador recalled by Trump, is retiring from State Department

    01/31/2020 10:51:25 PM PST · by conservative98 · 53 replies
    Fox News ^ | 1/31/20 | Nick Givas
    Marie Yovanovitch, who testified during House impeachment hearings against President Trump, will be retiring from the U.S. foreign service less than a year after her removal as ambassador to Ukraine. A source familiar with the situation confirmed Yovanovitch's exit on Friday.
  • Pelosi argues Trump 'cannot be acquitted,' suggests defense team should be disbarred.

    01/31/2020 4:24:18 AM PST · by carriage_hill · 84 replies
    Fox News ^ | Fri, Jan 31, 2020 | Dom Calicchio
    In scathing comments Thursday as her party appeared on the verge of defeat in the Senate impeachment trial, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi argued that President Trump "cannot be acquitted" if the trial lacks the witness testimony and documentation that Democrats have been seeking. The San Francisco Democrat also fired on Trump's impeachment defense team, saying they've "disgraced themselves" during this week's trial and suggesting they deserve disbarment over their trial remarks.
  • New York Times: Bolton draft book manuscript says Trump tied Ukraine aid freeze to political investigations

    01/26/2020 5:28:29 PM PST · by janetjanet998 · 195 replies
    Washington (CNN)President Donald Trump in August told his then-national security adviser John Bolton that he wanted to continue holding military aid to Ukraine until the country helped with investigations into Democrats -- including former Vice President Joe Biden -- the New York Times reported Sunday, citing multiple people's descriptions of an unpublished draft manuscript by Bolton.
  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump's impeachment defense and the facts

    01/25/2020 6:50:02 PM PST · by where's_the_Outrage? · 34 replies
    AP ^ | Jan 25, 2020 | CALVIN WOODWARD
    WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump's lawyers opened his Senate impeachment defense Saturday with the false assertion that Democrats tried to shut the president's team out of the congressional inquiry that preceded the charges. Actually, Democrats invited Trump to participate and he declined. TRUMP lawyer PAT CIPOLLONE: “Why would you lock everybody out of it from the president's side? ... It’s evidence they themselves don’t believe in the facts of their case.” THE FACTS: Trump wasn't locked out. He rejected an invitation from the House Judiciary Committee to participate in the hearings that ultimately produced the articles of impeachment.
  • WATCH: CNN's Toobin Complains About 'All White Men' on Trump's Legal Team

    01/25/2020 1:10:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 86 replies ^ | January 25, 2020 | Bronson Stocking
    Video at link. After Trump's legal team quickly and efficiently destroyed the Democrat's so-called impeachment case on Saturday, CNN Chief Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin was reduced to complaining about the whiteness of the president's legal defenders. Toobin began his in-depth legal analysis by stating, "White House and white people." "This is a lesson in the diversity of the two parties," Toobin declared. "You look at the House managers. It was almost evenly divided between men and women. You had two African Americans. You had a Hispanic. It was all white men today." The chief legal analyst admitted that there are...
  • Democrats warn at impeachment trial that Trump will abuse his office again if not removed

    01/24/2020 6:49:14 PM PST · by mdittmar · 33 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 24,2020 | Susan Cornwell, David Morgan
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic lawmakers concluded their opening arguments in Republican President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial in the U.S. Senate on Friday with a warning that he was a threat to democracy and would abuse his power again if he is not removed from office.
  • Schiff isn't ruling out more impeachment hearings

    11/23/2019 10:27:37 AM PST · by Mariner · 131 replies
    LA Times via MSN ^ | November 23rd, 2019 | By Jennifer Haberkorn
    WASHINGTON — The House Intelligence Committee has begun work on its report in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump, Chairman Adam B. Schiff, D-Calif., said in an interview Friday. The committee, which on Thursday wrapped up public testimony with a dozen current and former administration officials, will continue working on its investigation while compiling the report, Schiff said in his Capitol Hill office. The report will signify a handoff in the impeachment inquiry from the Intelligence Committee to the House Judiciary Committee, which would write articles of impeachment. “We’re not foreclosing the possibility of additional depositions or hearings, but...
  • Former CIA Director Goes Ape

    11/17/2019 3:01:52 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 99 replies ^ | 11/15/19 | John Brennan After DJT tweeted: “Everywhere Marie Yovanovitch went turned bad. She started off in Somalia, how did that go? Then fast forward to Ukraine, where the new Ukrainian President spoke unfavorably about her in my second phone call with him. It is a U.S. President’s absolute right to appoint ambassadors.” John Brennan tweeted: “Your comments reflect the despicable nature of your character, hate & fear of our foreign service officers & desperation to protect your corrupt & criminal acts. Your efforts to intimidate will fail. May your downfall be swift, your penalty onerous, & your legacy condemned by all." ________________...