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  • David Frum Apologizes for Joke About Murdered Newtown Children

    06/22/2017 6:04:10 AM PDT · by C19fan · 2 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 21, 2017 | AWR Hawkins
    On June 21 David Frum apologized for referencing murdered Newtown children in reacting to pro-Second Amendment news following the Alexandria attack. Frum reacted to Charles Cooke’s assessment that the FBI undercut gun control arguments via the Bureau’s June 21 press release on the Alexandria attack. Frum responded with a number of tweets, one of which said, “The chop-logic denial of the connection between the developed world’s laxest gun laws-and worst gun violence-just seems such a waste of time.”
  • David Frum: Trump is worst person to take office of President

    01/20/2017 6:29:04 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 87 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/20/2017 | David Frum
    "The worst human being ever to enter the presidency, and I include all the slaveholders."
  • A Question About Those Destroyed CIA Tapes

    12/07/2007 9:27:58 AM PST · by Callahan · 34 replies · 220+ views
    The prevailing assumption is that the tapes were destroyed to conceal harsh CIA interrogation methods. Gerald Posner suggests another possible explanation: Re the breaking news that the CIA destroyed the videotapes of interrogations with 2 terror suspects, you might have seen that the tapes of the interrogation of Abu Zubaydah were destroyed. You might also recall that in my 2003 NYT bestseller (reached #2), Why America Slept: The Failure to Prevent 9/11, my last chapter was titled, "The Interrogation." Based on two active US intelligence sources, I was the first to disclose Zubaydah's interrogation. To date, I am the only...
  • Former Bush Regime Official Predicts Coming Stalinist Blood Purge of Trump Supporters

    10/31/2016 10:29:35 AM PDT · by Mozilla · 132 replies
    Downtrend ^ | October 29, 2016 | Donn Marten
    Former Bush Regime Official Predicts Coming Stalinist Blood Purge of Trump Supporters October 29, 2016| by Donn Marten A former speechwriter for President George W. Bush has made a chilling prediction that conjures up images of Stalinist Russia. David Frum who helped to coin the slogan “Axis of Evil” has openly stated that once the election is over that Trump supporters will be subjected to harsh “recriminations” that begin with exile from the Republican party and end up in very dark territory. The calls for punishment of those who are putting America first and exercising their right to participate in...
  • David Frum: There Will Be a ‘Scorched Earth Period of Recrimination’ for Trump, Supporters

    10/28/2016 2:37:01 PM PDT · by pissant · 81 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10.28.16 | Jeff Poor
    Thursday on MSNBC’s “The Last Word,” The Atlantic senior editor David Frum warned of “recriminations” aimed at Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump and his supporters should Trump lose and “lose as big as he’s going to.” Frum was skeptical the movement Trump is leading would survive beyond the November election and said the new movement would be made out of opposition to the “Hillary Clinton administration.”
  • David Frum Ignores reality in his anti-gun "article"

    07/03/2015 2:52:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    David Frum, in an article published in the Atlantic on 23 May, takes considerable liberties with the facts and truth.   The article is under the "politics" section, so it should be a bit more concerned with facts than a typical opinion piece.  But disarmists seldom let reality interfere with their fantasies.  Frum makes a number of assertions as fact that are not true.  He selectively ignores other facts that invalidate his thesis.  Here are some of the more egregious errors. He claims that mass killing with firearms is a distinctly American phenomena.  That is simply false, an echoing of...
  • David Frum: Elizabeth Warren is probably going to run

    04/23/2015 1:14:55 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2015 | Noah Rothman
    Following a brief feint in which the White House masterfully exploited the servility of congressional Republicans to create the impression that Barack Obama was still firmly in command of the country’s destiny, the revolt of liberal lawmakers over a proposed free trade has made it clear that the president is very much a lame duck. The internecine fight among Democrats over the Trans-Pacific Partnership has elevated Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to the status as chief liberal opponent of a Democratic White House. “The government doesn’t want you to read this massive new trade agreement. It’s top secret,” Warren said...
  • The Next Amnesty

    11/26/2014 10:09:43 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 19 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | November 26, 2014 | David Frum
    President Obama’s executive action last week is only an interim step. More amnesty is coming, much more. It must. More amnesty is coming, first, because the president’s action creates an unsustainable status quo. Millions of people are about to obtain work permits and Social Security numbers—but not (or so the president says) any right to health coverage or other social benefits. What happens if they get sick? What if they lose their jobs? Suffer a debilitating injury at work? According to Obama, these people are “as American as Sasha and Malia” except for the small technical complication of lacking “the...
  • Believe it: Ted Cruz can beat Hillary in 2016, says … David Frum?

    10/25/2013 8:00:10 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/25/2013 | AllahPundit
    It’s finally happened. David Frum, true conservative.No no, kidding. This is, I think, something he pulled from his dream journal after waking up one night in a cold sweat, screaming. All it’ll take for a Cruz victory, he thinks, is an economic slowdown followed by an “event” on Wall Street that pushes America into recession followed by a months-long primary challenge by Elizabeth Warren to Hillary followed by an immigration brouhaha that unites conservatives behind Cruz followed by a Cruz/Christie fusion ticket eking out the narrowest of wins over Clinton in a very low-turnout election. Interestingly, the word “ObamaCare” appears...
  • David Frum Blasts Gun Rights Advocates During Navy Yard Shootings

    09/16/2013 12:05:18 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 63 replies
    Breitbart's Big Journalism ^ | September 16, 2013
    As Americans ran from gunfire at the Navy Yard in Washington DC, commentator David Frum took to Twitter to talk gun control and suggest that gun control opponents were to blame for the shooting:
  • The Roots of Anti-Government Gun Culture in America

    03/25/2013 8:46:34 AM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 32 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 23, 2013 | David Frum
    The most arresting idea in Adam Winkler's impressively learned study of US gun law, Gunfight, is the suggestion that contemporary American gun culture was more or less invented by the Black Panthers. Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, the party founders, had studied law and discovered California allowed the carrying in public of loaded rifles and shotguns, provided that the guns were not pointed at anyone. They seized on this law to stage theatrical confrontations with an Oakland police force they deemed hostile and oppressive - and then, most dramatically, in May 1967, to walk armed into the chamber of the...
  • Immigration Amnesty: The Path to Poverty (Pigs now have their own airport)

    03/22/2013 2:48:45 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 22, 2013 | David Frum
    In 2008, Mark Krikorian published an important new book arguing against permissive immigration. The book's central idea: what has changed since Ellis Island days is not the immigrants; it's the society they are immigrating to. In 1913, a Sicilian who migrated to New York City to do manual labor would discover a society willing to pay a high wage for his effort. In 2013 … not so. Yesterday's New York Times reports on a new study confirming Krikorian's insight. People of Mexican descent in New York City are far more likely to be living in poor or near-poor households than...
  • GOP Establishment Not Happy with Ryan Pick

    08/15/2012 9:31:04 AM PDT · by tselatysr · 35 replies
    Tea Party Tribune ^ | 2012-08-13 17:07:23 | mrcurmudgeon
    By Mr. Curmudgeon:Not all Republicans are happy with Mitt Romney's choice to make Rep. Paul Ryan his running mate. David Frum, former speech writer for President George W. Bush, is beside himself."At every turn, the party has demanded, 'More ideology! I gotta have more ideology!'" laments Frum in a column appearing on "With the selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate, Romney has now acceded to that wish. The least ideological Republican candidate since 1968 has committed himself to the most ideological Republican program since 1964."Actually, it was the least ideological Republican candidate since 1968 - Sen. John...
  • David Frum’s new novel is awful

    05/03/2012 8:36:55 PM PDT · by Publius804 · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/03/2012 | Mark Judge
    How can someone who writes compelling nonfiction be so terrible at fiction? I’ve just read the first few chapters of David Frum’s new novel, “Patriots.” It is bloody awful. It also defeats the purpose that Frum claims he intended for it, which was to write a novel that tells deeper truths than journalism. In fact it retreads ground Frum the journalist has gone over many times before, most notably his increasingly shrill belief that conservatives are nuts. Frum is a former conservative who is now trending liberal and may in fact be headed for the netherworld of Andrew Sullivanville; he...
  • David Frum - Conservatives: Do You Really Want to Do This to Your Party? (Santorum)

    03/14/2012 8:04:48 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies · 1+ views
    The Daily Beast ^ | March 14, 2012 | David Frum
    After tonight, Newt Gingrich has to be considered finished. You don't get to be the nominee if you don't win primaries, and if Gingrich can't win Alabama and Mississippi, it's hard to imagine any other state in the country where he can win. While Gingrich may remain some kind of factor, in almost every remaining state, this race devolves to a Romney-Santorum battle. That's great news for Santorum, who has been hoping and yearning for a two-man race. It's acceptable news for Romney, who knows that party donors and insiders dread a Santorum candidacy as likely to lead to a...
  • WaPo: Gosh, aren’t Breitbart’s foes being awfully kind to him after his death?

    03/02/2012 10:47:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Hot ^ | March 2, 2012 | Ed Morrissey
    You see, these are the moments when we’ll miss Andrew the most. The Washington Post offers a longish obituary on Breitbart after his passing, but includes this rather laughable assertion about halfway through: Mr. Breitbart’s political adversaries are speaking kindly about a man they often vilified.“There’s no point in engaging in political debate today,” said Ari Rabin-Havt, executive vice president of Media Matters for America, a liberal media-criticism group that once branded Mr. Breitbart “an ideological liar.” “My sympathy is with his wife and children.”Arianna Huffington, founder of the liberal-leaning Huffington Post, said in a statement: “I was asked many...
  • Three Cheers for Ann Coulter (barf alert)

    02/02/2012 12:24:47 PM PST · by C19fan · 43 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | February 2, 2012 | David Frum
    Bravo for Ann Coulter. That's not a sentence you might expect to read in this space, and I'm sure my endorsement will please nobody less than Ann herself. That said: bravo.
  • David Frum Bashes Fox News Viewers: End Up 'Knowing A Lot Less About Important World Events'

    12/12/2011 5:12:18 PM PST · by Nachum · 10 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | 12/12/11 | Matt Hadro
    Faux-Republican David Frum took a shot at Fox News viewers on Sunday when he told CNN's Howard Kurtz that "people who watch a lot of Fox come away knowing a lot less about important world events." Frum's interview aired during the bottom half of the 11 a.m. hour of Reliable Sources. Even Kurtz, who has worked for the liberal media for three decades, challenged Frum's hard-line criticism of the right-wing media. "You're tarring with an awfully broad brush there" he told Frum, who in a recent New York Magazine column accused the conservative media
  • When Did the GOP Lose Touch With Reality? (Epic Barf Alert)

    11/21/2011 8:48:45 AM PST · by MNJohnnie · 24 replies
    NY Magazine ^ | 11-21-11 | David "Worldest greatest idiot" Frum
    It’s a very strange experience to have your friends think you’ve gone crazy. Some will tell you so. Others will indulgently humor you. Still others will avoid you. More than a few will demand that the authorities do something to get you off the streets. During one unpleasant moment after I was fired from the think tank where I’d worked for the previous seven years, I tried to reassure my wife with an old cliché: “The great thing about an experience like this is that you learn who your friends really are.” She answered, “I was happier when I didn’t...
  • FRUM: How tea party could drive GOP to disaster

    11/03/2011 11:31:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    CNN ^ | October 31, 2011 | David Frum
    A new CNN poll finds that about half of Republicans sympathize with the tea party movement. The other half either remain aloof or (5%) even express hostility. That second group of Republicans has received remarkably little media attention this cycle. Yet their man -- Mitt Romney -- has held steady in first or second place for the past three years. Meanwhile tea party Republicans have bounced from Sarah Palin to Donald Trump to Michele Bachmann to Rick Perry to (now) Herman Cain, transfixing the media every time they lose faith in one messiah and search for another. Yet sooner or...