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  • Senator Franken Voted Against Ambassador Friedman for Calling Him a "Clown" and a "Moron"

    03/30/2017 8:19:46 AM PDT · by detective · 33 replies
    Frontpage ^ | March 30, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sometimes truth really is the best defense. All but two Democrats sided with J Street over Israel and voted against the confirmation of Ambassador Friedman. Republicans stood with the Jewish pro-Israel community. J Street lost. Jews and supporters of Israel won. Of the Senate Dems who spoke against Friedman, all but one were recipients of sizable amounts of J Street money. J Street is the anti-Israel pressure group set up by George Soros. Schatz, Udall, Van Hollen and Leahy had all gotten cash from J Street. Al Franken had not. But he had a better grievance against Ambassador Friedman. "Mr....
  • Trump Is a Chinese Agent (Barf Alert)

    03/29/2017 11:59:16 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 36 replies
    NY Times ^ | 03/29/17 | Thomas L. Friedman
    The big story everyone is chasing is whether President Trump is a Russian stooge. Wrong. That’s all a smoke screen. Trump is actually a Chinese agent. He is clearly out to make China great again. Just look at the facts. Trump took office promising to fix our trade imbalance with China, and what’s the first thing he did? He threw away a U.S.-designed free-trade deal with 11 other Pacific nations — a pact whose members make up 40 percent of global G.D.P. The Trans-Pacific Partnership was based largely on U.S. economic interests, benefiting our fastest-growing technologies and agribusinesses, and had...
  • Trump Is a Chinese Agent

    03/29/2017 11:56:12 AM PDT · by Ray76 · 20 replies
    NYT ^ | Mar 29, 2017 | Thomas L. Friedman
    The big story everyone is chasing is whether President Trump is a Russian stooge. Wrong. That’s all a smoke screen. Trump is actually a Chinese agent. He is clearly out to make China great again. Just look at the facts. [] Trump took his Make China Great campaign to a new level on Tuesday by rejecting the science on climate change and tossing out all Obama-era plans to shrink our dependence on coal-fired power. Trump also wants to weaken existing mileage requirements for U.S.-made vehicles. Stupid.
  • Senate Committee approves Friedman, Trump’s ambassador to Israel

    03/10/2017 6:30:30 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 7 replies
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted in favor of recommending the nomination of President Donald Trump’s choice for US Ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, by a tally of 12-9. The vote was almost completely divided along party lines. The only Democrat who broke ranks to join all Republican members of the committee to vote yes, was New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. Chairman of the committee, Senator Bob Corker of Tennessee explained his decision and that of his Republican colleagues in the committee to recommend Trump’s nominee. “Mr. Friedman is an impassioned advocate for America and for strengthening the mutually beneficial...
  • Thomas Friedman: no evidence of Trump/Russia collusion, ‘which is why we need a special prosecutor’

    03/05/2017 12:02:41 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 34 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    One of Rush Limbaugh’s classic maxims is that when it comes to liberals’ demands for investigations, it’s not the nature of the evidence; it’s the seriousness of the charge that matters. Thomas Friedman provided a perfect illustration of Rush’s rule on today’s Meet the Press. Discussing the notion that the Trump campaign might have colluded with the Russians regarding the 2016 election, Friedman said “I agree: there is no evidence, which is why we need a special prosecutor or an independent commission to get to the bottom of it.” View the video here.
  • Trump’s pick for ambassador to Israel unqualified, say 5 former envoys

    02/16/2017 8:23:58 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Five former US ambassadors to Israel claimed Wednesday that President Donald Trump’s choice for the position is unqualified, and they are urging senators to carefully consider the nomination. In a letter sent to members of the Foreign Relations Committee, the former diplomats said David Friedman has staked out “extreme, radical positions” and has derided the two-state solution as an “illusory” fix for a non-existent problem. “We believe the committee should satisfy itself that Mr. Friedman has the balance and the temperament required to represent the United States as ambassador to Israel,” they wrote. The committee is scheduled to meet Thursday...
  • The foolish coming war on David Friedman (Amb to Israel)

    12/18/2016 3:59:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 9 replies
    commentarymagazine.com ^ | John Podhoretz
    Personnel is policy.” That’s one of the great cliches of Washington staffing, and we have an example of its truth in Donald Trump’s nomination of the New York bankruptcy lawyer David Friedman to be his ambassador to Israel. Much will be made of the blunt Friedman’s very harsh words about left-wing Jewish groups and about President Obama, and these will be used in an effort to derail his nomination. Friedman wrote an op-ed earlier this year likening JStreet to the kapos—the Jews who worked for the Nazis policing their own people. It was wrong of him to do so, but...
  • Trump Chooses Hard-Liner as Ambassador to Israel

    President-elect Donald J. Trump on Thursday named David Friedman, a bankruptcy lawyer aligned with the Israeli far right, as his nominee for ambassador to Israel, elevating a campaign adviser who has questioned the need for a two-state solution and has likened left-leaning Jews in America to the Jews who aided the Nazis in the Holocaust.
  • Two Ex-Spies and Donald Trump (Thomas L. Friedman Alert!)

    09/21/2016 5:27:34 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 19 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 09/21/2016 | Thomas L. Friedman
    When it comes to assessing the presidential race, I prefer to listen to the spies. They tend to be brutally unsentimental, see through the nonsense and cut to the cold, hard bottom line. And right now, two of the world’s foremost former spymasters are sending uncoded messages about what it will mean for America and the Western alliance if Donald Trump is elected president. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce former C.I.A. Director Robert Gates and his longtime nemesis and former K.G.B. agent, President Vladimir Putin of Russia. Putin is voting Trump. Gates is not. In an essay in The Wall...
  • Trump 'won't pressure Israel' to act against its interests

    05/30/2016 3:00:09 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 30/5/16 | Uzi Baruch
    Attorney David M. Friedman, one of Donald trump's two advisors on Israel, told Arutz Sheva in an exclusive interview that Donald Trump has assured him he will not pressure Israel into "peace processes" and concessions that it does not want. “I’ve known Donald Trump for about 15 years," he said, in a conversation with Dr. Joseph Frager. "I met him in the context of being his lawyer, and we’ve become friends over the years. He know how much I love Israel, and hopefully people who read Arutz Sheva know how much I love Israel because I write a column for...
  • FLASHBACK: Milton Friedman Schools a Young David Brooks on Free College

    04/19/2016 3:27:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 21 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 4/19/16 | Trey Sanchez
    This old video seemed quite appropriate to dust off with the resurgence of "free college" demands from the Left. Back in 1985, a young David Brooks, now a New York Times columnist, sat across from economist Milton Friedman and was schooled on why government-subsidized higher education is a bad idea. The video is courtesy of Liberty Pen. Friedman set the stage for the debate involving Brooks and the other panelists: The question I want to raise is whether those higher education expenditures are a justifiable activity of government and what there consequences are and whether they really are a desirable...
  • (What’s Left of) Our Economy: Thomas Friedman’s Trump Trade Column Must be a Hack Job

    03/18/2016 11:10:39 PM PDT · by Pelham · 14 replies
    RealityChek ^ | March 17, 2016 | Alan Tonelson
    Thomas Friedman’s email account must have been hacked! Assuming the New York Times columnist doesn’t walk his offerings over to the paper’s editorial page office, what else could explain the appearance last night of an essay on trade under his byline so chock full of embarrassing mistakes and stale canards? True, the column had a characteristically clever, Friedman-like premise: Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump shouldn’t be criticizing President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement because it contains exactly the kinds of tough-minded provisions that the champion deal-maker would insist on himself. Unfortunately, whoever really wrote the article revealed such ignorance...
  • Milton Friedman responds to Bernie Sanders (free college proposal)

    03/11/2016 8:52:43 AM PST · by Jim 0216 · 21 replies
    The Conservatarian Review ^ | 5/20/15 | the conservatarian
    Senator Bernie Sanders, presidential candidate and America’s leading socialist, announced today that he would be introducing a bill to make college “free” for students seeking bachelor degrees. Had Milton Friedman been alive today, he would have no doubt thrown cold water on Sanders’ proposal. First, he would have likely addressed the fallacy known as the free lunch myth. You can watch him do so below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kZMxvlKxyk0 Secondly, and more specifically, he would have discussed the economics of higher education. You can watch him do so below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w3-_r_t7AZU It’s unfortunate that there isn’t a conservative/libertarian intellectual with the communication skills of...
  • What No One Seems to Know About Ted Cruz’s Past

    10/07/2015 8:22:07 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 50 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9/30/15 | Asheesh Agarwal and John Delacourt
    Cruz was once a director at the Federal Trade Commission. He had a remarkable record of convincing Democrats to vote for conservative principles. In his first significant leadership role — as president of the Screen Actors Guild — Ronald Reagan fought communist influence in Hollywood and prevailed in a tough contract negotiation. In his first command — as a captain during the Black Hawk War — Abraham Lincoln overruled his men to prevent the execution of a suspected Potawotami spy. To win his first congressional race, Richard Nixon disingenuously linked his opponent to communist sympathizers, the start of a pattern...
  • We Used To Hear Actual Debate

    07/08/2015 3:43:39 AM PDT · by knarf · 3 replies
    youtube ^ | July 8, 2015 | knarf
    I was young 20's when these talks, debates, whatever were on TV and quite frankly ... at that age (and era) I never watched TV ...
  • Ebola: It Continues to Taunts Us

    10/17/2014 5:50:55 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 10-17-2014 | MOTUS
    Is it too soon to dub this mess Ebolagate? I note that Democrats everywhere are trying to sidestep that designation by spreading the party line that Ebola is not a threat and there’s no reason to stop flights in and out of West Africa just because it’s a horrible disease that kills 70% of it’s victims. And West Africa used to be the only place it lived.Dr. Friedman is the keynote spokesmouth for the official position that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself: “We remain confident that Ebola is not a significant public health threat to...
  • The Pax Americana is Dead

    08/12/2014 9:11:17 AM PDT · by Mariner · 30 replies
    The Hoover Institution ^ | Aug 11th, 2014 | Richard A. Epstein
    Thomas Friedman, the respected New York Times columnist, tried to do a beleaguered President Barack Obama a favor by publishing a summary of an extended interview between the two men, which was grandly entitled “Obama on the World.” Friedman tried to present the President in a positive light, by calling his weak responses “feisty.” Yet there is no denying that Obama’s rudderless foreign policy has been a disaster. The international order has rapidly deteriorated since Obama entered the Oval Office. The current situation is so perilous that so long as Obama remains President, the phrase “presidential leadership” will continue to...
  • Open Borders & the Welfare State: The Cloward-Piven Strategy on Steroids

    06/26/2014 2:14:01 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 8 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | June 26, 2014 | Lauren Thomas
    Milton Friedman, a renowned economist and conservative intellectual once said that we can have open borders, and we can have a welfare state, but we cannot have both. Open borders will collapse the welfare state because there isn’t enough money to redistribute in order to prop up low-skilled laborers from third world countries who rely the most on the benefits of the welfare state. So why then does the Left in this country, who believes so strongly in the welfare state, continue to try to collapse it with illegal immigration? To understand the answer to this question, we have to...
  • WHAT DOES DAVE BRAT MEAN BY ‘AMNESTY’?

    06/18/2014 8:01:31 PM PDT · by Bratch · 23 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | June 18, 2014 | Jon Cassidy
    The lesson of Dave Brat’s victory over Eric Cantor last week is being missed: In all pundits’ talk about immigration, no one has stopped to point out that Brat boldly grabbed the third rail of American politics, ripped it off the tracks, and beat Cantor with it.George W. Bush, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Perry all rhetorically touched entitlement programs and lived, but I’ve never seen a politician tell the plain, actuarial truth the way Brat did and get rewarded for it. Republicans should be overjoyed that they can finally shout about underfunded social programs. Instead, the only lesson they’re learning...
  • Obama Admin Official: What If Bergdahl's Fellow Soldiers Were Psychopaths?

    06/05/2014 7:44:22 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 69 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6-5-14 | Charlie Spiering
    An Obama administration official upset with the direction of the Bergdhal story voiced his concern on Twitter on Wednesday, floating a theory that put Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in a more sympathetic light--and his fellow soldiers as part of the problem. The American people, he argued, were too quick to jump to conclusions about Bergdahl after his fellow soldiers spoke out about his disappearance. “Here's the thing about Bergdahl and the Jump-to-Conclusions mats: What if his platoon was long on psychopaths and short on leadership?” asked Brandon Friedman, the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Public Affairs at Department of Housing and Urban...