Keyword: partisanship

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  • Trapped in the Bubble

    12/28/2017 9:34:34 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 2 replies ^ | Dec 29, 2017 | Suzanne Fields
    When summing up the year now fading, the catchall phrases that generalize a common view don't work. It was neither the best of times nor the worst of times. In our fragmented politics, the center does not hold, and moving out to the edges of the frame doesn't hold us together. There's lots of e pluribus and not much unum. In her new book, "Braving the Wilderness," togetherness guru Brene Brown accurately describes paradoxes that afflict what she calls "common enemy intimacy." We hold on to ideological bunkers with echo chambers in which we can share a common bias flavored...
  • Alan Dershowitz: ‘Obama Was Not Motivated By What Was Good For America’

    12/06/2017 8:18:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    Alan Dershowitz criticized the Mueller investigation and argued that there’s no way Donald Trump could have obstructed justice... ....“What if I can prove to you, and I think I can, that President Obama was not motivated by what was good for America or what was good for world peace?” Dershowitz said. “He was motivated by anger, frustration, and pique at Benjamin Netanyahu.”
  • The Real Reason for the Left’s All-Out Assault on Jeff Sessions

    01/12/2017 7:31:18 AM PST · by detective · 31 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | January 11, 2017 | J. Christian Adams
    Observers of this week’s confirmation hearings for the post of U.S. attorney general might think it odd to see Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., rewind the clock to a single voter fraud case from the 1980s. Under persistent questioning, Sessions has had to defend his decision to prosecute a case of brazen voter fraud—something that was his job to do. The repeated references to this case by some senators represent just how far the civil rights industry has swerved from its honorable roots to derail a confirmation. Character assassination, false testimony, performance protests aimed at securing retweets instead of reconciliation, and...
  • The Left’s Dead End

    11/26/2016 5:09:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 26, 2016 | Andrew Solomon
    The Left has no alternatives anymore. When you buy a bag of hammers, it's just that, a bag of hammers with an occasional sickle thrown in. The only reason chemotherapy is prescribed is because the oncologist still believes there is enough fight in the body to overcome the cancer. However, when the entire body has been taken over, there is little use for any further attempts in using the lethal medicine. It's over because there is more of the bad than the good. So when the Left summons up the phrase Alt-Right perhaps we should take it as a compliment....
  • Mom Throws Out Young Son Because He Voted For Trump At School

    11/11/2016 1:17:11 PM PST · by markomalley · 52 replies
    YouTube (via Facebook posting) ^ | 11/11/16 | Tchenavia So'Juicii Stallworth
    The video basically shows a single mother videoing throwing her 6 (or 7) year old son out of the house for voting for Trump in a school mock election. As I understand it, she originally posted the video to her Facebook account but after the massive negative reaction (imagine that), she deleted her account. A cache of the FB posting is here. Fortunately, somebody cross-posted it to YouTube (at the link above).
  • Obama: Polarization 'gnaws on me' in final year (Barf)

    01/24/2016 10:51:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 24, 2016 | Keith Laing
    Video ay link. President Obama said in an interview broadcast Sunday morning that his inability to reduce polarization between the political parties in Washington "gnaws" on him as he settles into his final year in office. "The one thing that gnaws on me-- is the degree of-- continued polarization," he said during an interview broadcast on "CBS Sunday Morning." "It's gotten worse-- over the last several years," Obama continued. "And I think that in those early months my expectation was is that-- we could pull-- the parties together a little more effectively." Obama campaigned in 2008 on a platform of...
  • Obama's Partisan Harangues Demanding Bipartisanship

    01/07/2016 2:49:32 PM PST · by jazusamo · 5 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 8, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    I've long marveled at President Obama's calls for bipartisanship right before viciously tearing into Republicans. It's creepy, because he is either too self-absorbed to know he's doing it or arrogant enough to assume we won't see through it. I'm referring not to the routine partisan rancor between politicians in the course of debating an issue but to those occasions when there is no time between Obama's demands for cooperation and his tongue-lashing of Republicans -- when he waxes eloquent about getting along and then immediately pummels his opponents. It's so strikingly inconsistent that I am surprised even conservative commentators don't...
  • Joe Lieberman: Media exaggerates Obama-Netanyahu hostility

    11/24/2015 2:47:23 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 25 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 24/11/15 | Ari Soffer
    Relations between Binyamin Netanyahu and Barack Obama are not quite as bad as they have been made out to be - and things could yet improve in the coming months, according to former leading Democratic Senator Joe Lieberman. Speaking at Haifa University Tuesday, Lieberman - who served as Senator from 1988-2012, during which time he was nominated as the 2000 Democratic vice presidential candidate - did acknowledge that the personal relationship between the two was far from perfect. Lieberman was the keynote speaker at the opening of the third session of the Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies at the...
  • Transcript - Stephanopolous Stages an Accusation of Partisanship. Reprimand Required.

    05/15/2015 6:06:42 AM PDT · by xzins · 20 replies
    Freeper Editorial ^ | 15 May 15 | Xzins
    The following exchange set up by George Stephanopolous is a glaring example of hypocrisy. It is also an example of pure manipulation in the media. It is one of the provable moments in which network media is propagandizing the American people. In its own way, it is on a level with the Benghazi "Mohammed Video" propaganda effort -- also by Hillary Clinton surrogates -- to run an information campaign against the American people. STEPHANOPOLOUS: ...But I do want to ask a broader question. It's been reported that you -- you briefed several Republicans on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, including...
  • Enviro Meltdown Over “Unpatriotic” and “Irrational” Republicans

    11/28/2014 1:16:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | November 28, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Uh oh… The evil, hate filled, GOP now has control of the US Senate. Clearly the world will soon end. (Lucky for me, I have stocked up on guns and ammo… So I’m feeling better prepared than my Diana DeGette-loving neighbor.) Ben Adler, the former editor, was among the more frantic examples of post-election meltdown. Appearing somewhat like Chris Matthews during a Republican victory, Ben scrambled to express his frustration at conservative gains with over-the-top rhetoric. He even went so far as to say that conservatives should not be mistaken for “rational human beings” or “patriotic Americans”.Super classy. Adler insisted...
  • The growth of “partyism” and the decline of the antiwar movement

    09/30/2014 10:48:20 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 16 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | September 29, 2014 | Ilya Somin
    In a recent op ed, Harvard law professor Cass Sunstein points out that “partyism” – prejudice against supporters of the opposing political party – is on the rise in America: If you are a Democrat, would you marry a Republican? Would you be upset if your sister did? Researchers have long asked such questions about race, and have found that along important dimensions, racial prejudice is decreasing. At the same time, party prejudice in the U.S. has jumped, infecting not only politics but also decisions about dating, marriage and hiring. By some measures, “partyism” now exceeds racial prejudice — which...
  • Why Republicans Should Never Play Nice with Democrats

    09/15/2014 7:00:34 AM PDT · by Bratch · 33 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 14, 2014 | Ben Shapiro
    Democrats routinely deride Republicans as extremists bent on coarsening the discourse. In January 2014, in the same interview in which he infamously claimed that ISIS was a “jayvee” team, President Obama blamed conservative media for polarizing the country: The issue has been the inability of my message to penetrate the Republican base so that they feel persuaded that I’m not the caricature that you see on Fox News or Rush Limbaugh, but I’m somebody who is interested in solving problems and is pretty practical, and that, actually, a lot of the things we’ve put in place worked better than people...
  • The Extreme Partisanship of John Roberts's Supreme Court

    08/28/2014 7:57:15 AM PDT · by right-wing agnostic · 10 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | August 27, 2014 | Garrett Epps
    “Politics are closely divided,” John Roberts told scholar Jeffrey Rosen after his first term as chief justice. “The same with the Congress. There ought to be some sense of some stability, if the government is not going to polarize completely. It’s a high priority to keep any kind of partisan divide out of the judiciary as well.” No one who observes the chief justice would doubt he was sincere in his wish for greater unanimity, greater judicial modesty, a widely respected Supreme Court quietly calling “balls and strikes.” But human beings are capable of wishing for mutually incompatible things—commitment and...
  • Stupid Is As Krugman Does

    08/18/2014 6:01:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | August 18, 2014 | Michael Schaus
    Paul Krugman has once again decided to call a few “fools and knaves” who disagree with him by some nasty names. In fact, the Nobel Laureate’s habit of lashing out with vitriolic playground language is pretty well documented; and, quite frankly, it demonstrates an astounding lack of self-awareness when it comes from a Keynesian who has turned being wrong into a career option. But in this rare case, I might actually let his painfully ironic comments slide without condemnation.
  • The Three Liberal Myths About Partisanship Busted By Pew's New Poll

    06/16/2014 9:34:52 AM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 7 replies
    Townhall ^ | June 16, 2014 | Kevin Glass
    A fascinating new poll out today from the Pew Research Center reports on how they've tracked Americans' beliefs on political issues over time. It's wide-ranging and deep and a fascinating look at what Americans believe. One of the most important parts is how the two coalitions - Republicans and Democrats - have changed over the last twenty years. And it takes a sledgehammer to myths that liberals have been telling themselves.
  • How Growing Partisanship Is Splitting the U.S. in Two (Another Obama "accomplishment")

    06/12/2014 10:59:40 PM PDT · by ReaganÜberAlles · 11 replies
    Yahoo News (The Fiscal Times) ^ | JUne 12, 2014 | Eric Pianin
    Democrats and Republicans are more deeply divided along ideological lines – and partisan rage and antipathy runs much higher than at any time in the past two decades, the report by the Pew Research Center concludes.
  • Seeking Sanity on Sgt. Bergdahl

    06/09/2014 5:50:26 AM PDT · by lyby · 30 replies
    The Desert Sun ^ | June 9, 2014 | E. J. Dionne
    It’s hard not to be cynical after the display of rancid partisanship that greeted the release of Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl after five years as a Taliban-held prisoner of war.
  • Who's an Extortionist? (You're looking at one)

    09/24/2013 5:51:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | September 24, 2013 | Cal Thomas
    President Obama pledged to end partisanship, but instead has exacerbated it. He recently accused House Republicans of being extortionists for opposing a raise in the debt ceiling and wanting to defund Obamacare. defines extortion as "the crime of obtaining money or some other thing of value by the abuse of one's office or authority." Republicans should fling the extortion label back at the president, who wants to raise the debt ceiling, threatening to curtail many government operations if the GOP doesn't surrender. 2006, when George W. Bush was president, Sen. Obama said: "The fact that we are here today...
  • Righteous Anger at Leftist Partisanship

    09/23/2013 11:19:20 AM PDT · by jfd1776 · 3 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | September 23, 2013 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    On Monday, September 16, 2013, a gunman entered the Washington Navy Yards and began a shooting rampage in which a dozen were killed and still more were wounded. As America watched in horror, President Barack Hussein Obama delivered a televised rant, attacking Republicans, conservatives, and of course, the law-abiding firearms owners who might have helped to stop the carnage, had they been allowed. The National Rifle Association has a practice of not talking politics on the day that such events unfold. Even though such occasions are invariably excellent examples of the need for gun ownership by the law-abiding – in...
  • PRUDEN: Happy to be the doorkeeper

    09/21/2013 4:28:21 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 9-20-13 | Wes Pruden
    The man they called “the Hammer,” who used Democrats as anvils, got a little satisfaction Thursday. An appeals court in Texas reversed the money-laundering conviction of Tom DeLay and told him to go and sin no more. Time and events move quickly in the modern media, and a new crime of the century arrives with the noise of every news cycle. The final acquittal of Tom DeLay, who was once the Republican majority leader in the House, is but a footnote to the news. He was once the most feared man on Capitol Hill, merciless in pursuit, and like all...