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  • Maureen Dowd: George H.W. Bush Called Trump a Curse Word, Threw His Shoe at TV When He Appeared

    12/05/2018 3:17:37 PM PST · by detective · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5 Dec 2018 | Pam Key
    Wednesday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd said George H.W. Bush called Donald Trump a curse word and threw his shoe at the television when Trump was on. Dowd said, “I think, you know, that Donald Trump would be incomprehensible to him literally. And even that was 2011, so in our wildest imagination we couldn’t imagine that Trump would be the nominee and that he would, you know, eviscerate H.W.’s dream of Jeb in the White House with two words, ‘low energy.’ All of that was unimaginable.”
  • MAUREEN DOWD: Curtains for the Clintons

    12/03/2018 7:37:50 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 36 replies
    WRAL ^ | 3 Dec 2018 | Maureen Dowd
    TORONTO — The snow is falling lightly. My thoughts are racing darkly. I’m feeling something foreign, something I’ve never felt before. It takes me a moment to identify it. I’m feeling sorry for the Clintons. In the 27 years I’ve covered Bill and Hillary, I’ve experienced a range of emotions. They’ve dazzled me and they’ve disgusted me. But now they’re mystifying me. I’m looking around Scotiabank Arena, the home of the Toronto Maple Leafs, and it’s a depressing sight. It’s two-for-the-price-of-one in half the arena. The hockey rink is half curtained off, but even with that, organizers are scrambling at...
  • Trump’s Tech Pal Peter Thiel Backs #Calexit

    01/12/2017 7:32:08 AM PST · by Cheerio · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Jan 2017 | Tim Donnelly
    #CalExit just received a big boost from an unlikely source: Peter Thiel, billionaire tech buddy of President-elect Trump. In a “Confirm or Deny” interview with the New York Times’ Maureen Dowd, the 49 year-old Thiel confirmed that he believed California should secede. Maureen Dowd: California should secede. Peter Thiel: Confirm. I’d be fine with that. I think it would be good for California, good for the rest of the country. It would help Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign. Apparently Thiel’s comment that “…it would help Mr. Trump’s re-election campaign” was made rather tongue-in-cheek. But it does raise an interesting question. With...
  • Obama – Just Too Good for Us (Extraordinarily Barf-Worthy - Have Barf Bag at the Ready)

    06/02/2018 10:59:02 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 91 replies
    Ny Times (of course) ^ | June 2, 2018 | By Maureen Dowd Opinion Columnist
    WASHINGTON — It was a moment of peak Spock. Hours after the globe-rattling election of a man whom Barack Obama has total disdain for, a toon who would take a chain saw to the former president’s legacy on policy and decency, Obama sent a message to his adviser Ben Rhodes: “There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth.” ...... As president, Obama always found us wanting. We were constantly disappointing him. He would tell us the right thing to do and then sigh and purse his lips when his instructions were not followed. .........
  • This Is Why Uma Thurman is Angry (Weinstein, Tarantino)

    02/03/2018 12:18:46 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 57 replies
    New York Times ^ | February 3, 2018 | Maureen Dowd
    Yes, Uma Thurman is mad. She has been raped. She has been sexually assaulted. She has been mangled in hot steel. She has been betrayed and gaslighted by those she trusted. And we’re not talking about her role as the blood-spattered bride in “Kill Bill.” We’re talking about a world that is just as cutthroat, amoral, vindictive and misogynistic as any Quentin Tarantino hellscape. We’re talking about Hollywood, where even an avenging angel has a hard time getting respect, much less bloody satisfaction. Playing foxy Mia Wallace in 1994’s “Pulp Fiction” and ferocious Beatrix Kiddo in “Kill Bill,” Volumes 1...
  • My Brother Kevin’s Not Tired of Winning

    11/23/2017 6:58:28 PM PST · by CaptainK · 39 replies
    NY Times ^ | 11/23/2017 | MAUREEN DOWD
    WASHINGTON — Wherever I go, people ask me the same question: “How can he?” How can Kevin support President Trump? Why isn’t he bothered by all the things others find appalling and frightening? Thanksgiving is here, so it’s time for my Republican brother to share his bounteous harvest of thoughts: Every time I hear Neil Gorsuch’s name, I smile. It has been a year since Donald Trump was elected, and his thrill-a-minute White House is still causing acid reflux for half the country and all of the mainstream media. There is always a lot of background noise buzzing around the...
  • Trump, Neo-Nazis and the Klan

    08/20/2017 3:13:33 PM PDT · by MuttTheHoople · 44 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 19, 2017 Continue reading the main storyShare This Page Share Tweet Email More Save | Maureen Dowdy
    WASHINGTON — One lazy, sultry afternoon in 1947, two years after America helped trounce the Nazis, my father arrived at our family’s modest summer house on the Severn River near the Naval Academy. He had come from his job as a police detective in D.C., still wearing his suit and his service revolver. “Get your shoes on and come with me,” he told my 10-year-old brother, Martin, his Irish lilt edged with a steel that caused his son to scramble. “I have something to do and I want you to see it.” The town, Herald Harbor, Md., had its share...
  • Donald Skunks The Democrats

    06/25/2017 3:16:31 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 60 replies
    nytimes.com ^ | JUNE 24, 2017 | Maureen Dowd
    You know who is really sick and tired of Donald Trump winning, to the point where they beg, “Please, Mr. President, sir, it’s too much”? Democrats. The Democrats just got skunked four to nothing in races they excitedly thought they could win because everyone they hang with hates Trump. If Trump is the Antichrist, as they believe, then Georgia was going to be a cakewalk, and Nancy Pelosi was going to be installed as speaker before the midterms by acclamation. But it turned into another soul-sucking disappointment. “It’s Trump four and us zero,” says the Democratic congressman Tim Ryan of...
  • Donald Skunks the Democrats

    06/24/2017 8:24:02 PM PDT · by AndyJackson · 83 replies
    NY Times - Opinion ^ | 6/24/2014 | Maureen Dowd
    ..."It's Trump for and us zero," says...Tim Ryan of Ohio...we're doiong something wrong here because a) he's president and b) we're still losing to his candidates." ...The Repubulicans have a wildly unpopular, unstable and untruthful president, and a Congress that veers between doing nothing and spitting out vicious bills, while the Democratic base is on fire and appalled millennials are racing away from Trump. Yet Democrats are stuck in loser gear.. Trump's fatal flow is that he cannot drag himself away from the mirror. "We congenitally believe that our motives are pure and our goals are right," Rahm Emanuel told...
  • Trapped In Donald Trump’s Brain (Maureen Dowd Insane Psycho-Babble Alert!)

    02/19/2017 4:15:09 PM PST · by drewh · 37 replies
    The Old Gray Hooker ^ | 2.18.17 | modo birdie
    WASHINGTON — Donald Trump is stuck in his own skull. “He lives inside his head, where he runs the same continuous loop of conflict with people he turns into enemies for the purposes of his psychodrama,” says Trump biographer Michael D’Antonio. Because Trump holds Thor’s hammer, we must keep trying to figure out his aggrieved style of reasoning. So we’re stuck in Trump’s head with him.And the more Trump turns journalists into whipping boys and targets, the more he sounds like a dictator himself. “When Trump was a kid, he was obsessed with intimidating other boys,” D’Antonio says. “Prior to...
  • Mo Dowd: "White House Red Scare"

    01/17/2017 12:22:05 PM PST · by seanmerc · 52 replies
    New York Times ^ | 7 Jan 17 | The one and only (thank goodness) Maureen Dowd
    President Donald J. Trump will walk into the Oval Office and be stunned. First, it will be a shock to work in an office decorated with images of men other than himself. Second, he is bound to be suffused with awe as he looks around at the Remington bronze bronco, the Rockwell “Statue of Liberty,” the portraits of Washington and Lincoln, the Swedish ivy on the mantel that has eavesdropped — and leavesdropped — on so much history. The new president will suddenly realize that Joe Biden is right. He needs to grow up. Chuck Schumer is right. He has...
  • Trump in the Dumps

    06/18/2016 10:11:46 PM PDT · by Enchante · 49 replies
    New York Times ^ | 06/19/2016 | Maureen Dowd
    BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAH damn that Catherine Zeta Jones
  • Trump Calls Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' In Call With NYT Columnist

    05/15/2016 9:36:38 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 184 replies
    GOP presumptive nominee Donald Trump referred to Sen. Elizabeth Warren (d-ma) as "Pocahontas" in an interview with New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, she wrote in a piece published Saturday. Trump told Dowd that he had not been asked by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) in his meeting with him last week to tone down his rhetoric directed at women. Dowd also asked him if he had been criticized by Republicans for his Twitter feud with Warren. "You mean Pocahontas?” Trump shot back. Trump and Warren have engaged in a long battle on Twitter, trading barbs over his rhetoric toward...
  • Maureen Dowd to Trump: Have you ever asked a woman to get an abortion?

    04/03/2016 1:35:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 75 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | April 3, 2016 | TAYLOR MILLARD
    Donald Trump has gotten a lot of criticism from both sides of the abortion debate for his five different positions on abortion in three days. Those criticisms are legitimate because it shows Trump either doesn’t know what he’s talking about, is faking his position on abortion to appease his supporters, or has no real position at all. But that’s not stopped Maureen Dowd with The New York Times from asking one of craziest questions of the political cycle. Given his draconian comment, sending women back to back alleys, I had to ask: When he was a swinging bachelor in Manhattan,...
  • Trump admits 'mistake' in Tweet of Ted Cruz's Wife

    04/03/2016 5:39:49 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 420 replies
    KWWL ^ | 04/03/2016 | Luis Castillo
    (NBC) - Donald Trump says he regrets retweeting an unflattering photo of the wife of rival Ted Cruz, a rare move for the Republican front-runner more known for his boasts than backtracking. "Yeah, it was a mistake," Trump told New York Times. "If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have sent it." The retweet set off a war of words between the two candidates, and gave fresh fuel to Democratic candidates and other critics who marveled at a Republican presidential race that had descended into a fight over the candidates' wives. Trump retweeted the photo compilation showing an...
  • Trump to NYT on Heidi Cruz retweet: 'Yeah, it was a mistake'

    04/02/2016 3:04:13 PM PDT · by McGruff · 123 replies
    CNN ^ | April 2, 2016 | Eugene Scott
    Donald Trump admitted to The New York Times on Saturday that retweeting an unflattering photo of Heidi Cruz was a mistake and that he would not do it again if given the opportunity. "Yeah, it was a mistake," he told columnist Maureen Dowd. "If I had to do it again, I wouldn't have sent it." Dowd was asking about an incident last month in which Trump retweeted a picture of Cruz, Texas Sen. Ted Cruz's wife, during a spat involving a nude photo of Trump's wife, Melania, that was circulated by an anti-Trump super PAC.
  • When Hillary Clinton Killed Feminism (Maureen Dowd in NYT)

    02/14/2016 6:51:34 AM PST · by Salman · 27 replies
    The New York Times ^ | FEB. 13, 2016 | Maureen Dowd
    WASHINGTON — THE Clinton campaign is shellshocked over the wholesale rejection of Hillary by young women, younger versions of herself who do not relate to her. Hillary’s coronation was predicated on a conviction that has just gone up in smoke. The Clintons felt that Barack Obama had presumptuously snatched what was rightfully hers in 2008, gliding past her with his pretty words to make history before she could. So this time, the Clintons assumed, the women who had deserted Hillary for Barack, in Congress and in the country, owed her. Democrats would want to knock down that second barrier. ...
  • Mommy, the Drone’s Here! [Mo Dowd]

    12/04/2013 11:39:52 AM PST · by seanmerc · 24 replies
    NY Times ^ | 3 Dec 13 | Maureen Dowd
    The novelty of flying cars never materialized. But flying novels are right around the corner. If you aren’t nervous enough reading about 3-D printers spitting out handguns or Google robots with Android phones, imagine the skies thick with crisscrossing tiny drones.
  • Can Hillary Cry Her Way Back to the White House? ... (NY Slimes: MAUREEN DOWD)

    01/09/2008 7:02:20 AM PST · by IrishMike · 93 replies · 4,038+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 9, 2008 | MAUREEN DOWD
    When I walked into the office Monday, people were clustering around a computer to watch what they thought they would never see: Hillary Clinton with the unmistakable look of tears in her eyes. A woman gazing at the screen was grimacing, saying it was bad. Three guys watched it over and over, drawn to the “humanized” Hillary. One reporter who covers security issues cringed. “We are at war,” he said. “Is this how she’ll talk to Kim Jong-il?” Another reporter joked: “That crying really seemed genuine. I’ll bet she spent hours thinking about it beforehand.” He added dryly: “Crying doesn’t...
  • Should Hillary Pretend to Be a Flight Attendant? (MoDowd Alert)

    11/16/2007 5:11:57 AM PST · by jdm · 13 replies · 119+ views
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 16, 2007 | Maureen Dowd
    In 2005, a year after Ellie Grossman, a doctor, met Ray Fisman, a professor, on a blind date, she was talking to her grandmother about her guy. “Never let a man think you’re smarter,” her grandmother advised. “Men don’t like that.” Ray and Ellie “had a good laugh, thinking times had changed,” he recalled. The pair went on to marry — after she proposed. But now, he says, “it seems like the students at Columbia University should pay heed to Grandma Lil’s advice.” Mr. Fisman is a 36-year-old Columbia economics professor who conducted a two-year study, published last year, on...