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  • George Will: Trump is no longer the worst person in government (Pence is)

    05/10/2018 6:25:08 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 192 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | May 9, 2018 | George Will
    Donald Trump, with his feral cunning, knew. The oleaginous Mike Pence, with his talent for toadyism and appetite for obsequiousness, could, Trump knew, become America’s most repulsive public figure. And Pence, who has reached this pinnacle by dethroning his benefactor, is augmenting the public stock of useful knowledge. Because his is the authentic voice of today’s lickspittle Republican Party, he clarifies this year’s elections: Vote Republican to ratify groveling as governing. Last June, a Trump Cabinet meeting featured testimonials offered to Dear Leader by his forelock-tugging colleagues. His chief of staff, Reince Priebus, caught the spirit of the worship service...
  • Comey memos reveal (surprise!) Republicans have blundered again [Jennifer Rubin]

    04/22/2018 5:52:44 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 41 replies
    washingtonpost ^ | April 20, 2018 | Jennifer Rubin
    If you didn't know better, youd think House Republicans were trying to sink President Trump. We had the fake unmasking scandal, including a clandestine visit to the White House by Rep. Devin Nunes. It turned out to be a dud, revealing that Nunes was a dull-witted cohort of the president. Then came the Nunes memos. Hey, well create a scandal by pretending that the Justice Department and the FBI lied to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court about the origins of the Steele dossier! Then the dopiest idea of all threaten to subpoena the James B. Comey memos and then...
  • New evidence of Trump Organization involvement in Stormy Daniels payoff

    03/14/2018 6:22:54 PM PDT · by St. Louis Conservative · 135 replies
    CNN ^ | 3/24/2018 | MJ Lee
    (CNN)New documents obtained by CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360" on Wednesday suggest a deeper link than previously known between the Trump Organization and the company that Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, established in 2016 to pay off porn star Stormy Daniels in exchange for silence about her alleged affair with Trump. The documents also offer the first evidence of an individual employed by the Trump Organization -- other than Cohen -- being involved in an ongoing legal battle regarding Daniels' alleged affair with Trump
  • Sessions: Bump fire stocks can be banned through regulation

    02/27/2018 7:31:01 PM PST · by Simon Green · 54 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/27/18 | David Shortell
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that he believes bump fire stocks can be effectively banned through regulation, teasing that an announcement from the Justice Department would be coming soon. "We've had to deal with previous (Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives) legal opinions but our top people in the Department of Justice have believed for some time that we can, through the regulatory process, not allow the bump stock to convert a weapon from semi automatic to fully automatic," Sessions said at a gathering of state attorneys general in Washington. "We've been working on that for some time....
  • Jonah Goldberg: Why the Cult of Trump Has Taken Hold

    02/07/2018 2:56:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 90 replies
    National Review ^ | February 7, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    ... Liberals roll their eyes at the claim that President Obama violated democratic norms or abused his power. But putting aside the specific arguments, conservatives saw plenty of abuses and violations, from the IRS scandals and Benghazi to the Iran deal. Obama said many times he couldnt unilaterally implement the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program because he wasnt a king. Then he did it anyway. And the process repeats itself, getting worse and more egregious each time. When I criticize Trump, the first response from countless Republicans is, Oh yeah, why was it okay for Obama!? If I point...
  • Conservative Commentator Erick Erickson Leaving Fox News: Neither Needed Nor Useful

    12/18/2017 11:43:50 AM PST · by be-baw · 73 replies
    Mediaite ^ | December 18. 2017 | Aidan McLaughlin
    The Resurgents Erick Erickson, a conservative commentator who has been a Fox News contributor since 2013, is leaving the network, according to Politicos Jake Sherman. Erickson, whose commentary has been both fiercely critical of President Donald Trump and his opponents, said he is leaving the network because his views dont fit into any typical box. After five years at Fox News, I am leaving the network, he said, per Sherman. I am neither needed nor useful to the network and they know it too. I neither fit solidly as a Republican Trump supporter nor as an anti-Trump Democrat.
  • George Will Is Wrong about Masterpiece Cakeshop: The Right NOT to Promote a Message is Protected

    12/05/2017 7:13:17 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/05/2017 | David French
    Its astounding how many defenses of the states position in Masterpiece Cakeshop depend on misrepresentation and misconceptions. Last week I wrote about the most common misrepresentation that Jack Phillips discriminated on the basis of sexual orientation when he refused to design a custom cake for a same-sex-wedding celebration. After all, he served all customers regardless of race, sex, or sexual orientation. He just consistently refused to design cakes that advanced messages he disagreed with. No person of any identity has the legal authority to compel an artist to use his talents to advance a cause the artist...
  • Yes, Im Dependent on Weed

    09/17/2017 8:14:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 98 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | September 15, 2017 | Andrew Sullivan
    Do I smoke too much pot? Its a question Ive asked myself over the years, and it raised its uncomfortable head this week as I absorbed the results of the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health. The first thing to note about the report is the good news. One of the major and legitimate fears of those who have opposed legalization is that teen use would increase. Weed is genuinely harmful to the developing adolescent brain and those of us who passionately advocated legalization argued that making it legal would actually make it harder for teens to get...
  • Top conservative radio host reportedly offered new show on MSNBC

    05/01/2017 8:54:30 PM PDT · by TBP · 44 replies
    The Blaze ^ | Justin Haskins
    The radical transformation of cable news continues. According to a report by Yashar Ali in New York Magazine, conservative radio talk show host Hugh Hewitt is in talks with MSNBC about the creation of a new television show Hewitt would host. According to New York Magazines sources, the show would air on weekend evenings. Initially, Hewitt had been offered a show for weekend mornings, but Hewitt turned the offer down because he reportedly wants an evening show. Hewitt is a longtime conservative radio host who is broadcast through the popular Salem Radio Network. He is also currently a contributor for...
  • David Cameron joins the Brexiteers saying he never 'liked' the EU and is glad he called a referendum

    03/30/2017 7:09:59 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Daily Mail (UK) ^ | 13:21 EDT, 30 March 2017 | James Tapsfield
    David Cameron has reinvented himself as a Brexiteer saying he never liked the EU and is glad he called the referendum. The former Prime Minister, whose political career was brought to a shuddering close when he lost the historic vote last year, made the comments as he addressed an event in Ukraine. It is not known whether he was paid for the speech at the National University in Kiev although he has racked up hundreds of thousands of pounds in earnings since leaving Downing Street last July. [] Despite masterminding the desperate Project Fear campaign with George Osborne...
  • Hey, Freedom Caucus blow your no vote out your hypocritical @#%es

    03/24/2017 9:56:23 PM PDT · by WhatNot · 159 replies
    Me
    The same people who just voted no on Paul Ryan's bill because it wasn't "conservative" enough, are the same people who voted to make Paul Ryan speaker of the House. Why? Was Ryan more conservative back then, then he is today? Did Ryan promise them something, in order to get their vote. Or is the FC just a bunch of hypocrites. I think honest people know the answer.
  • Mark Levin Show,M-F,6PM-9PM,DST,WABC AM,March 20-24,2017

    03/20/2017 2:18:09 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 3 replies
    Mark Levin Show ^ | March 20, 2017 | Mark Levin
    Good Evening And Welcome!
  • TIME: Don't Dismiss President Trump's Attacks on the Media as Mere Stupidity

    02/21/2017 9:06:30 AM PST · by T-Bird45 · 44 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | 2/18/2017 | Bret Stephens
    SNIP to the meat: The President routinely describes reporting he dislikes as FAKE NEWS. The Administration calls the press the opposition party, ridicules news organizations it doesnt like as business failures, and calls for journalists to be fired. Mr. Trump has called for rewriting libel laws in order to more easily sue the press. This isnt unprecedented in U.S. history, though you might have to go back to the Administration of John Adams to see something quite like it. And so far the rhetorical salvos havent been matched by legal or regulatory action. Maybe they never will be. But the...
  • MSNBC's Morning Joe Airs Distorted 'Horror Show' Video of White House Aide

    02/14/2017 5:25:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | Alexis Thomas
    On Monday, the hosts of Morning Joe mocked and berated White House adviser Stephen Miller for his recent comments regarding the court ruling against President Trump's immigration order. Tuesday morning was no different, as the show came back from a commercial break by airing a distorted, grainy black-and-white video of Miller. The video contained the statement he gave on the network Sunday shows concerning the Presidents executive powers and spliced Millers quotes attempting to make him look sinister and menacing. After the video concluded, host Joe Scarborough declared, Wow, and journalist Willie Geist agreed, Thats terrifying. Co-host Mika Brzezinski agreed...
  • We love Jonah Goldberg, but heres the problem with his defense of #NeverTrump

    05/02/2016 10:53:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/02/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Flogging the straw man. I cannot offer enough praise of Jonah Goldberg as a writer, nor can I recommend his weekly G-File report highly enough. Like most at National Review these days, Goldberg is strident in his opposition to Donald Trump, and he makes some of the most compelling arguments against Trump on a consistent basis. Where Goldberg and I disagree, of course, is not on our candidate of choice (as far as I can tell were both for Ted Cruz), but on the question of what to do if Trump does indeed win the nomination. Ive said, and Ill...
  • CRUZ/FIORINA RALLY (Live Stream and Comment Thread)

    04/27/2016 1:16:31 PM PDT · by LesDowrey · 343 replies
    Fox News Live Stream ^ | 04/27/2016 | Fox News
    Not sure who is more delusional now. Cruz or Kasich.
  • Trump: "Right now I'm catering to the Republicans"

    It's right there in the Washington Post... https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/trump-hopes-message-appeals-to-democrats-independents-too/2016/04/02/e55057ba-f945-11e5-958d-d038dac6e718_story.html "The party's presidential front-runner told supporters Saturday that he's out to bring independents and Democrats behind his cause even though 'right now I'm catering to the Republicans.'" Which means, of course, that it's all been an act and, once nominated, he'll be "catering" to the Democrats. Face it, Trumpsters, if Jeb Bush or Mitt Romney had said this, you'd know exactly what it meant. If Cruz or Kasich said this, you'd be wagging your fingers and hammering their supporters over it. But, there it is, plain as Kansas, Trump is "catering to...
  • Trump wants to 'open up' libel laws to sue media outlets

    02/26/2016 12:41:29 PM PST · by ConservativeTeen · 270 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 26, 2016 | Bradford Richardson
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump on Friday vowed to "open up" libel laws in order to sue media outlets that write "purposely negative" and "horrible" articles about him. "I’m gonna open up our libel laws, so when they write purposely negative and horrible, false articles, we can sue them and win lots of money," Trump said at a rally in Fort Worth, Texas. "We’re going to open up those libels laws," he added. "So that when The New York Times writes a hit piece, which is a total disgrace, or when The Washington Post, which is there for other reasons,...
  • Kasich: "Democrats walk up and say, hey, we like you, we hope you're going to be the Republican."

    02/21/2016 11:45:22 AM PST · by DeathBeforeDishonor1 · 52 replies
    Cnn Pressroom ^ | 2/21/2016
    Kasich on relationship with democrats: “TAPPER:Why do you think so many conservatives look at you as not one of them] KASICH: I don't know. It's a mystery to me. When you've balanced as many budgets as I have, cut as much taxes, been for as much school choice, reformed welfare, end the entitlement, go through all of this, grow government at a very small amount. I - I don't understand it, other than maybe sometimes I say we need to work together with the Democrats because I believe that everybody ought to have an opportunity to rise. You know, the...
  • Cruz Blasts Trump as a Fake Conservative

    01/16/2016 9:18:45 AM PST · by Isara · 184 replies
    Texas Tribune ^ | Jan. 16, 2016 | Patrick Svitek
    FORT MILL, S.C. — Ted Cruz, long reluctant to directly criticize Donald Trump, threw caution to the wind Saturday as he ripped his Republican presidential opponent as a fake conservative. "Donald’s record does not match what he says as a candidate," told reporters before a national security forum here at a church, delivering an assessment of the onetime ally in the race that would have been unthinkable as recently as last week. "I recognize what Donald says on the campaign trail today is fairly conservative, but voters are discerning."Cruz went on to respond to a serious of critical tweets earlier Saturday morning...