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  • CNN Analyst Warns Against Releasing Nunes Memo: ‘Are We Going to Be a Democracy After Today?’

    02/02/2018 7:43:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 74 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2/1/18 | Conor Beck
    CNN political analyst Brian Karem on Thursday described the debate over whether to release a Republican-written classified memo critical of the FBI and the Justice Department as a "tipping point for our democracy," warning the document's release may lead the country to be ruled by "demagoguery and despotism."In a CNN segment flagged by NewsBusters, host Brooke Baldwin introduced Karem by telling him that, while House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) is downplaying the memo, President Donald Trump wants to use it help discredit special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation."And you're hearing that from the F.B.I.," Karem responded. "That is the most disingenuous piece...
  • Fox News Host Slams GOP Support For Roy Moore: ‘I Hope The Guy Loses’

    12/11/2017 10:00:42 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 77 replies
    https://www.huffingtonpost.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Ed Mazza
    Fox News host Greg Gutfeld says he hopes Republican Roy Moore loses Tuesday’s special election in Alabama for a U.S. Senate seat. “I hate team-sport politics, and right now this is team-sport politics,” he said on “The Five” on Monday. “The argument is: Moore is bad, but a Democrat is worse, and... it’s a shame, because it shouldn’t be. It doesn’t always have to be a team sport.” He said President Donald Trump throwing his weight behind Moore is part of the “team sport” element of politics. “Even though Trump is endorsing this guy, it’s because he has to, because...
  • Mitt Romney Says Roy Moore Would Be a Stain on the Nation

    12/05/2017 4:22:04 AM PST · by Helicondelta · 80 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4 Dec 2017
    Failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney attacked Alabama Judge Roy Moore right after President Donald Trump backed More on Monday. Romney argued that having Moore in the U.S. Senate would amount to a stain on the GOP and the nation. Romney tweeted on Monday, “Roy Moore in the US Senate would be a stain on the GOP and on the nation. Leigh Corfman and other victims are courageous heroes. No vote, no majority is worth losing our honor, our integrity.”
  • Trump's 'Pocahontas' insult makes a mockery of Native Americans' diverse history

    11/28/2017 9:03:37 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 130 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | November 28, 2017 | by Arvina Martin
    On Monday, President Donald Trump held a White House event, ostensibly honoring the Code Talkers. The Code Talkers have been honored by many American politicians in the last two decades, most notably with the presentation of Congressional Gold Medals to surviving soldiers and their families by member of the U.S. Congress in 2013. My tribe, the Ho-Chunk Nation, sent a delegation including our President, Vice President and Traditional Chief, and I was proud to watch that presentation online, and to see the Code Talkers and their families. So one might think that an event in the White House to further...
  • Andrew Jackson was called 'Indian killer.' Trump honored Navajos in front of his portrait.

    11/28/2017 6:53:33 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    Washington Post ^ | November 28, 2017 | Eli Rosenberg
    The prominent placement of an Andrew Jackson portrait during an event meant to honor a group of Native Americans at the Oval Office on Monday has raised questions about the White House’s message. Jackson is known for his harsh treatment of Native Americans as president, famously signing the Indian Removal Act, which led to thousands of Native American deaths as tens of thousands were forced to relocate. Some observers thought the juxtaposition of his portrait during the event with the stated purpose of honoring three Navajo code talkers was strange. [Snip] The Cherokees called Jackson "Indian killer"; the Creek called...
  • Bill Kristol: Republicans Can Still Save Themselves From Trump’s Poison

    11/27/2017 7:55:47 AM PST · by C19fan · 68 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | November 27, 2017 | Lloyd Grove
    The question—framed in uppercase urgency on Bill Kristol’s Twitter feed—is redolent of the sheer, shrieking panic of the teenage girl in the 1982 horror movie Poltergeist as she witnesses her home being invaded by demonic spirits. The 64-year-old Kristol—longtime Republican theorist and operative, founding editor of The Weekly Standard, son of neoconservative icon Irving Kristol, frequent television pundit, and sworn enemy of all things Trump—added in his tweet on the Tuesday before Thanksgiving: “The GOP tax bill’s bringing out my inner socialist. The sex scandals are bringing out my inner feminist. Donald Trump and Roy Moore are bringing out my...
  • Can a white child dress as a Halloween character from another race?

    10/30/2017 1:12:58 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 105 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 30, 2017 | by Osamudia James, The Washington Post
    Blackface is as predictable around Halloween as candy, and by now the outrage in response is also pretty predictable. Plenty of white people, including parents who watched Disney pull its "Maui" zip-up suit costume from store shelves last year in response to accusations of brownface, are probably wondering when, if ever, it's OK to dress up as a figure of another race. The answer: It depends. Like most issues involving race in our country, avoiding offense at Halloween requires thinking about not just stereotypes or discrimination but also white supremacy. One problem with racism is that it advances white supremacy...
  • Moms are freaking out that ‘Moana’ costume is ‘cultural appropriation’

    10/22/2017 9:30:32 AM PDT · by Simon Green · 76 replies
    New York Post ^ | October 16, 2017 | Jane Ridley
    The scariest thing this Halloween for New York moms isn’t zombies or ghouls — it’s politically incorrect costumes. An article on raceconscious.org by Sachi Feris has been making the rounds on mommy Facebook groups. Feris writes that her 5-year-old daughter declared she wanted to be Polynesian Disney character Moana, which she worried would be “cultural appropriation.” Her daughter’s other choice: Scandinavian Queen Elsa from the Disney movie “Frozen.” “I had some reservations regarding both costume choices … about cultural appropriation and the power/privilege carried by Whiteness, and about Whiteness and standards of beauty,” she wrote. Feris went on to describe...
  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love The Donald

    10/18/2017 4:28:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | October 18, 2017 | Pennel Bird
    It is an article of faith among many that some of the most patriotic Americans are immigrants. Leaving one's country and culture in search of a better life has a way of clarifying the reasons for making such a consequential choice. The freedoms and opportunities we enjoy as native-born citizens, but can sometimes take for granted, are often even more deeply cherished by new Americans in their adopted homeland. Trading up carries with it a reminder of what one has lived down – and can be all the more meaningful for it. In a similar way, it may also be...
  • Donald Trump has made a lot of people nervous, says former Bush advisor (More winning!)

    10/06/2017 1:35:05 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 30 replies
    CNBC ^ | October 6, 2017 | Michelle Fox
    President Donald Trump's recent comments are making Republican strategist Ron Christie nervous – and he told CNBC he's probably not the only one. On Thursday, Trump cryptically suggested that a meeting with senior military leaders was "the calm before the storm. "It gives our allies and adversaries pause for reflection to say, 'What is the United States about to do?'" said Christie, former special assistant to President George W. Bush. President Donald Trump's recent comments are making Republican strategist Ron Christie nervous – and he told CNBC he's probably not the only one. On Thursday, Trump cryptically suggested that a...
  • MSNBC Republican: 'You're a Bad Parent If You Have a Gun in the House'

    10/04/2017 12:42:19 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 94 replies
    MRC NewsBusters ^ | 10/04/2017 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Tuesday's The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell, frequent MSNBC Republican guest David Frum lamented over the trend towards loosening gun laws -- even after high-profile mass shootings -- and then predicted that it would be necessary to convince gun owners that "you're a bad parent if you have a gun in the house" to get the public to support more gun restrictions. After Frum had spent time lamenting that since the Newtown school shootings in 2012, there have been a loosening of gun laws in many states, host O'Donnell followed up by suggesting that most Americans agree with a...
  • Karl Rove on NFL Protests: Trump Will Be ‘Walking Away From This a Loser’

    09/24/2017 9:57:08 AM PDT · by Rockitz · 197 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 24 Sep 2017 | Pam Key
    On this weekend’s broadcast of “Fox News Sunday,” network contributor and Republican strategist Karl Rove discussed President Donald Trump criticism of NFL players for taking a knee during the national anthem at games. According to Rove, Trump would be “walking away” from this controversy a “loser.” ... “He could have come away from this the winner,” he continued. “But he is walking away from this a loser in the minds of the American people for exactly the reasons you pointed out. He was against the federal government interfering and telling the Washington Redskins what their name should be. Now he...
  • Is There a Cure for Spinal Frailty in Republicans?

    09/22/2017 7:35:36 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 41 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 22,2017 | Pem Schaeffer
    Various aphorisms address adult liberal behavior, especially that of elected governing elites of the left. When Democrats have the majority, they rule; when Republicans have it, they hold office. You can govern or you can spend. Wow – ponder that! Liberals lust after power to impose their coercive utopia upon the masses and to indulge their favored identity groups. Republicans would like to have power; they're just not sure why, or what to do with it. Democrats play offense; Republicans play defense...and have a miserable record in the red zone. Liberals accuse conservatives of preaching gloom and doom; the latter...
  • Dionne: Trump’s tough talk makes America weaker

    09/21/2017 10:59:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 40 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | September 21, 2017 | By E.J. DIONNE JR.
    NEW YORK — The worst aspect of President Trump’s speech at the United Nations on Tuesday was not his immature taunting of a dangerous foreign leader when the stakes far outweigh those of a schoolyard fight. Calling North Korea’s dictator Kim Jong Un “Rocket Man” may make Trump happy by reminding him of the glory days of “Little Marco,” “Lyin’ Ted” and “Crooked Hillary.” But it does nothing to win over the allies we need. And his pledge “to totally destroy North Korea” is what you’d expect to hear in a bar conversation from a well-lubricated armchair general, not from...
  • Media, Political Elites Continue Their Hypocritical Attack on President Trump Over Arpaio Pardon

    09/02/2017 6:50:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 2, 2017 | Joe Connor
    The Washington establishment media and political elites continue their hypocritical attack on President Trump’s pardoning of Maricopa, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio. The criticism began last week with their disingenuous outrage that the president would free Arpaio (charged with a misdemeanor), a Korean War veteran, 23 year tenured sheriff; a man who dedicated his life to the protection of America and his fellow citizens. Little or no mention was made by the elites that in August 1999 the Clintons offered executive clemency (commuting sentences) to sixteen members of the infamous Marxist Puerto Rican terrorist groups Los Macheteros and Armed Forces for National Liberation...
  • Paul Ryan is afraid to lead

    08/31/2017 6:06:23 PM PDT · by ForYourChildren · 89 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 06/22/2017 | Charles Hurt
    The thing people like about House Speaker Paul D. Ryan is that he is a serious guy who is capable of thinking big and has an ambitious agenda to salvage our ungovernable federal bureaucracy. He was never the smoothest communicator or slickest politician. Serious, smart and honest has always been his currency. So now the question is, Mr. Speaker, where is your big, bold agenda? This country is at a political crossroads that only comes around once or twice in a century. Congressional Republicans are totally blowing it. Right now the GOP comfortably controls both chambers of Congress. In the...
  • Paul Ryan, John McCain break with Trump on Arpaio pardon

    08/26/2017 5:47:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 79 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 8/26/17 | AP/ Mike Emanuel
    Speaker of the House Paul Ryan opposes President Trump's pardoning of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an aide said Saturday, joining Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain in criticizing the decision. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan opposes President Trump's pardoning of former Sheriff Joe Arpaio, an aide said Saturday, joining Arizona GOP Sen. John McCain in criticizing the decision.
  • House Speaker Paul Ryan Criticizes Donald Trump’s Pardon for Joe Arpaio

    08/26/2017 5:50:39 PM PDT · by BradtotheBone · 124 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Aug. 26, 2017 5:12 p.m. ET | Peter Nicholas
    House Speaker Paul Ryan on Saturday criticized President Donald Trump for pardoning a former Arizona sheriff, Joe Arpaio, becoming the highest-ranking Republican to object to the move. “The speaker does not agree with the decision,” said Ryan spokesman Doug Andres. “Law-enforcement officials have a special responsibility to respect the rights of everyone in the United States. We should not allow anyone to believe that responsibility is diminished by this pardon.” The White House didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment about Mr. Ryan’s statement. On Friday, the White House announced that the president had pardoned Mr. Arpaio, known as...
  • Paul Ryan: Trump 'messed up' Charlottesville response

    08/21/2017 7:52:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 77 replies
    CNN ^ | August 21, 2017 | Lauren Fox
    House Speaker Paul Ryan said Monday he believed President Donald Trump "messed up" in his response to the recent racial violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, when he equated neo-Nazis and white supremacists with counterprotesters. "I do believe that he messed up in his comments on Tuesday when it sounded like moral equivocation or at the very least moral ambiguity when we need extreme moral clarity," Ryan told CNN's Jake Tapper at a town hall in Racine, Wisconsin, referencing a news conference Trump had last week. When asked by an audience member whether he would back censuring Trump, Ryan said he would...
  • Pat Buchanan: Trump May Need Those Transgender Troops

    08/21/2017 6:53:18 PM PDT · by Colonel Kangaroo · 56 replies
    Newsmax ^ | July 31, 2017 | Cathy Burke
    Conservative commentator Pat Buchanan warns North Korea's nuclear escalation, deteriorating relations with Russia and China, and U.S. engagement in the Middle East are a growing challenge for the U.S. military — and President Donald Trump "may need those transgender troops."In a piece for World Net Daily, Buchanan chides that, "Apparently, U.S. wars in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Somalia are insufficient to satiate our War Party."