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  • Stephen Miller’s immigration facts trump Jim Acosta’s fantasy

    08/03/2017 10:26:25 PM PDT · by Oshkalaboomboom · 12 replies
    NY Post ^ | August 3, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    When President Trump’s policy adviser Stephen Miller stepped to the podium of the White House briefing room on Wednesday to defend a plan for reducing levels of legal immigration, Jim Acosta of CNN was aghast and let everyone know it. Put aside that Acosta believed it was his role as a reporter to argue one side of a hot-button political issue (this is how journalism works in 2017). The exchange illustrated how advocates of high levels of immigration are often the ones who — despite their self-image as the rational bulwark against runaway populism — rely on an ignorant emotionalism...
  • Trump’s new culture war has left liberals reeling. They thought they’d won that battle

    01/28/2017 10:26:03 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Manchester Guardian ^ | January 28, 2017 | Rich Lowry
    The American coastal elites are living in a different country than they thought and it has a powerful voice in the new president Donald Trump is an unlikely president. He is also an unlikely cultural warrior. That hasn’t stopped him from becoming both. Besides throwing American politics into a tumult that won’t end in the near future, President Trump has reoriented and reinvigorated the American culture war. He has wrenched it away from its decades-long focus on issues related to religion and sexual morality and created another axis around populism and nationalism. The issues involved in this new culture war...
  • Why the Media Lose to Trump [too much fake news]

    01/13/2017 2:34:46 PM PST · by catnipman · 21 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 1/13/2017 | R. Lowry
    The best thing that happened to Donald Trump all week is that BuzzFeed published the raw Russia dossier about him. ... By publishing the uncorroborated dossier, BuzzFeed has associated the Russia issue with fantastical rumors and hearsay. ... BuzzFeed’s incredible act of journalistic irresponsibility represented the press leading with its chin. ... Its decision to post the document has to be considered another chapter in the ongoing saga of the media and Democrats losing their collective minds.
  • Time to Face It: Trump Really Could Win This

    09/15/2016 1:24:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | September 14, 2016 | Rich Lowry
    If Democrats are starting to panic, they should. What else do they have to throw at him? If you aren’t seriously contemplating the biggest black swan event in American electoral history, you aren’t paying attention. Fifteen months ago, Donald Trump was a reality-TV star with a spotty business record and a weird penchant for proclaiming he was on the verge of running for president. Now, he’s perhaps a few big breaks and a couple of sterling debate performances away from being elected 45th president of the United States. Trump has no experience in elected office, and unlike past nonpoliticians elected...
  • An Actuarial Look At GOP Politics - Glenn Beck Endorses Ted Cruz, and Prefers Bernie Sanders?

    01/24/2016 10:43:32 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 31 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 1-23-2016 | sundance
    January 23, 2016An Actuarial Look At The Closing Pace of GOP Presidential Politics - Glenn Beck Endorses Ted Cruz, and Prefers Bernie Sanders? by sundance Most of you knew this was going to be a wild ride. Heck, many knew back in June 2015 when candidate Donald Trump entered the race this was going to be unlike anything we’d ever seen. Boy howdy, was that ever an understatementGoing all the way back to the spring of 2014 those who didn’t fall into the emotional chasm, which surrounds candidate advocacy, saw the makings of a really strange situation possible. Today many...
  • Beck Pleads Cruz Rally To Accept Even ‘Marxist Atheists’ Because ‘They Renew Us ‘

    01/24/2016 8:44:05 AM PST · by springwater13 · 288 replies
    Beck's speech continued by urging Iowans to support someone like Cruz, who he argued would take risks to bring as many Marxist atheists—like Cruz's father was when he came in from Cuba- as possible into America from foreign lands on the off chance they might end up seeing the light and becoming conservative Christians. "So when we look at immigration, let's remember that people-if they want to come here and want to be Americans—they renew us," Beck said. "And you never know what somebody might do. There was a Marxist, a Marxist who didn't really realize how Marxist he was...
  • Huh? Glenn Beck Tells Iowa Crowd He Prefers Bernie Sanders Over Donald Trump

    01/24/2016 7:44:58 AM PST · by springwater13 · 168 replies
    Beck said he had never endorsed a presidential candidate in his 40 years of broadcasting, but he made an exception because of the urgency of the moment. He said he even prefers Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a self-proclaimed "democratic socialist" running in the Democratic presidential primary, to Trump. "Honesty, faith and truth are basic requirements. And quite honestly, I have to tell you, this probably isn't going to go over very well, that's why I like Bernie Sanders," he said. "Bernie Sanders is like, 'Yep, I'm a socialist.' "I can actually sit at a table with a man who says,...
  • Selective Outrage: National Review Trashes Trump, Rallies Behind Ryan

    01/24/2016 6:19:09 AM PST · by detective · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 22 Jan 2016 | Julia Hahn
    A little over three months ago, National Review endorsed Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) for Speaker of the House. In doing so, National Review helped place a man with a two-decade history of pushing open borders immigration policies in charge of the Republican Party’s entire legislative agenda. Ten weeks after that endorsement helped Paul Ryan secure the Speakership, Ryan proceeded to swiftly pass an omnibus spending bill that funded and expanded President Obama’s immigration agenda.
  • Bitter Truce Fox News Ailes FURIOUS at NR's Lowry for Forcing Fox to Cede Moral High Ground to Trump

    01/23/2016 10:44:44 PM PST · by onyx · 104 replies
    BREITBART BIG GOVERNMENT ^ | 24 Sep 2015 (related to current events) | MATTHEW BOYLE
    ~ SNIPS~ Ailes is mad at Lowry because this move means, in the ongoing war between Fox News and Trump, Fox News has now "given up the moral high ground." Essentially, Ailes understands, that means his network looks like the unfair aggressor that Trump has accused it of being -rather than a neutral arbiter of the news - all while Trump continues soaring in the 2016 GOP primary polls. But on Wednesday evening, Lowry appearing on Kelly's program compromised Fox's position in the war by veering down a vulgar path in his attack on Trump. Even Kelly, who also dislikes...
  • The inside story of National Review’s big anti-Donald Trump issue

    01/23/2016 3:29:26 AM PST · by AdaGray · 61 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/22/2016 | Callum Borchers
    It’s one thing to publish an editorial denouncing Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump; any news outlet can do that, and plenty have. It’s another to get almost two dozen leading conservative thinkers to write essays arguing against the Manhattan billionaire’s nomination and agree to print them under a single banner: “Against Trump.”
  • Ted Cruz is Nixon, not Goldwater: Rich Lowry

    01/09/2016 2:37:36 PM PST · by Amntn · 118 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | 1/9/16 | Rich Lowry
    The lazy conventional wisdom is that Ted Cruz is the new Barry Goldwater, doomed to suffer an electoral landslide defeat should he win the Republican nomination. Not only is this wrong about Cruz's general-election chances, it may compare Cruz to the wrong 20th-century Republican forebear. The better analogue for Cruz might be Richard Nixon, not in the crudely pejorative sense, but as another surpassingly shrewd and ambitious politician who lacked a personal touch but found a way to win nonetheless. First, all the caveats. Obviously and most importantly, Cruz is not a paranoiac. He's more ideological than Nixon. And he...
  • The Cruz-Rubio rivalry is a battle conservatives can be proud of

    12/04/2015 11:39:02 AM PST · by TBP · 5 replies
    The New York Post ^ | December 4, 2015 | Rich Lowry
    According to the latest Quinnipiac poll, the two most popular and broadly acceptable candidates in the field are perhaps the most talented and most reliably conservative. Oh, and by the way, they are Hispanics in their 40s. If the race eventually has Rubio and Cruz among the finalists, or winnows down to a Rubio-Cruz fight, it will feature supremely skilled campaigners who are eloquent and sure-footed and represent the best next-generation politicians the party has to offer. A Cruz-Rubio race would play as the grass roots vs. the establishment, although Rubio in the establishment slot would be an enormous victory...
  • Donald Trump Goes Ballistic...Journalist Uses Lewd Insult Against Him On Fox News

    09/24/2015 5:33:31 AM PDT · by blam · 75 replies
    BI ^ | 9-24-2015 | Colin Campbell
    Colin CampbellSeptember 25, 2015 Real-estate magnate Donald Trump fired off multiple furious tweets Wednesday night after a crude remark was used against him on Fox News. Rich Lowry, the editor of the conservative magazine National Review, declared that the Republican presidential front-runner is attacking rival Carly Fiorina because she emasculated him at last week's presidential debate. "Part of what's going on here is that last debate. Let's be honest: Carly cut his balls off with the precision of a surgeon and he knows it," Lowry said during a Fox News interview, according to video posted by Mediaite. Host Megyn Kelly...
  • Trump Tweets Outrage over ‘Balls’ Comment: Fox ‘Owes Me an Apology’

    09/24/2015 4:43:25 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 162 replies
    Mediaite ^ | September 23, 2015 | Matt Wilstein
    The media world was waiting for it and Donald Trump delivered Wednesday night, performing his now nightly Twitter assault on Fox News after announcing his boycott of the network earlier in the day. This time, the GOP frontrunner’s outrage came after the National Review’s Rich Lowry suggested that Carly Fiorina “cut [Trump’s] balls off with the precision of a surgeon” at the CNN Republican debate, much to host Megyn Kelly’s shock. “You can’t say that,” Kelly said. For once, she and Trump agreed.
  • ‘Hitler Was Right!’

    08/05/2014 8:44:01 AM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 7 replies
    National Review ^ | 8/5/2014 | Rich Lowry
    With Europe’s Muslim 'immigrants' come ancient hatreds and a revival of anti-Semitism. The Bergische Synagogue in the German town of Wuppertal has a history with arson. The nearly 120-year-old synagogue was burned down during Kristallnacht in 1938. Rebuilt after World War II, it was targeted again about a week ago by arsonists who threw Molotov cocktails at the house of worship (although, thankfully, they failed to set it aflame). Welcome to the New Europe, where the street thugs have learned a lot from the Old Europe. Their protests of the Gaza War during the past few weeks haven’t been anti-Israel...
  • 2013: The Year of Shamelessness -- Culturally, America reached new depths of depravity this year

    01/02/2014 8:57:58 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 67 replies
    National Review ^ | 01/02/2013 | Rich Lowry
    All things considered, it was a year without shame. It was the year that Miley Cyrus French-kissed a sledgehammer in the music video for her song “Wrecking Ball,” and cavorted naked on said wrecking ball. The former Disney star popularized the act of twerking in a performance at the MTV Video Music Awards that was so luridly infantile, it wasn’t outrageous so much as pathetic. Yet it worked. It gained her at least another 15 minutes of fame and probably more, to have people pay attention to other insipid things she might do, usually half-clothed. Cyrus made us yearn for...
  • Pajama Boy, An Insufferable Man-Child

    12/19/2013 5:38:18 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 67 replies
    politico.com ^ | 12/18/13 | Rich Lowry
    ajama Boy’s place in Internet infamy was secured as soon as the insufferable man-child was tweeted out by Organizing for America. He is the face of a web ad that is the latest effort by the Obama team to leverage the holidays for conversation about Obamacare. “Wear pajamas,” the ad reads. “Drink hot chocolate. Talk about getting health insurance. #GetTalking.” And, sure enough, Pajama Boy is wearing pajamas—a zip-up onesie in classic Lamar Alexander plaid—and drinking hot chocolate. He is in his twenties, sporting hipster glasses he could have bought at Warby Parker and an expression of self-satisfied ironic amusement....
  • Yeah, Christie Hurt

    11/05/2012 4:08:20 PM PST · by markomalley · 65 replies
    National Review ^ | 11/5/12 | Rich Lowry
    My understanding from checking around the last day or two–after emerging from a semi-news blackout last week–is that Christie’s robust embrace of President Obama did break through and help President Obama rebut part of Romney’s closing argument that he can work across the aisle better than the president. Yesterday, the New York Post ran an editorial begging Christie to make a strong show of support for Romney. That kind of show of support might have been particularly important to Romney (and convenient for Christie) in the Philadelphia suburbs. But now it’s too late.UPDATE: Jon Ward reports on Christie turning down...
  • Give ’Em Hell, Mitt!

    08/17/2012 12:51:02 AM PDT · by jb729 · 29 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 8/17/12 | Rich Lowry
    On Medicare, the Romney campaign is borrowing the strategic logic of a long-ago military legend. Taking command of the French ninth army in 1914 as it retreated before the Germans, Marshal Ferdinand Foch uttered his immortal words: “Hard pressed on my right. My center is yielding. Impossible to maneuver. Situation excellent. I attack.”
  • 'Julia': Cradle to grave under Obama rule

    05/06/2012 11:41:14 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 24 replies
    washington times ^ | 5-4-12 | Rich Lowry
    In the competition for the creepiest campaign material of 2012, we may already have a winner. It is “The Life of Julia,” the Obama reelection team’s cartoon chronicle of a fictional woman who is dependent on government at every step of her life. … The Obama campaign revives the concept of “cradle to grave” as it highlights Obama-supported programs that take care of Julia from age 3 to her retirement at age 67.