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  • Bob Woodward: Bush Didn't Lie

    05/26/2015 3:00:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | May 26, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Republican presidential candidates are being hit with, "Well, knowing what you know now, would you go back into Iraq?" And they've mostly accepted the premise that Iraq was a big boondoggle, a huge mistake, Bush lied, we shouldn't have done it, and they're answering on that basis. Well, on Fox News Sunday, which I didn't see, during the group panel discussion, Chris Wallace speaking with Bob Woodward of the Washington Post, Wallace said, "The politics of Iraq have gotten a lot of attention the last couple of weeks with Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio, bunch of others, and these...
  • Fournier: Hillary Might Pay Big Price 'Criminally'

    08/19/2015 5:44:55 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 24 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If she were anyone but a Clinton, would Hillary's campaign not be kaput? Imagine: you're a big Dem donor, elected official in an early primary state or grassroots organizer trying to decide whose bandwagon to jump on. You turn on Morning Joe today, and there's Ron Fournier, MSM member-in-good-standing and someone who's said he's voted for Clintons more than anyone in DC, saying about the email scandal that Hillary "might pay a big price criminally." Schnikes! Where did you say Bernie Sanders is appearing next? As bad as Fournier's statement was for Hillary's fortunes, something Joe Scarborough said might be...
  • Mark Halperin: "Dirty Little Secret" That Kasich Is "Media's Favorite Candidate," Like McCain Was

    08/16/2015 5:43:39 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 32 replies
    Real Clear Poltics ^ | August 16,2015
    MARK HALPERIN: The establishment wing of the party is going to have to settle on one or two people by March 1st. And I think today, if you look at, again, the four people the establishment talk about, leave Governor Christie aside, Kasich, Bush, Walker, Rubio. JOHN DICKERSON, FACE THE NATION: How -- HALPERIN: Even Trump hasn't gone after him yet. NOONAN: True. True. JAMELLE BOUIE: -- I think there's a sweet spot for Republican presidential candidates and it's basically, I want to cut your taxes, I don't want to stick it to anyone. And I think Kasich hits that...
  • The Blatant Ignorance of Republican Presidential Candidates

    07/02/2015 9:30:44 PM PDT · by Mariner · 31 replies
    Esquire ^ | July 2nd, 2015 | By Charles P. Pierce
    The symptoms of the prion disease are beginning to become so obvious that even some of our more prominent pundits are beginning to notice them. For example, even former Karl Rove life-coach Ron Fournier has noticed the severe lack of Abraham Lincolns in the current GOP presidential candidates. And noted climate-denialist and baseball drone George Effing Will has staked out the bold position that many of these candidates have gone so far around the bend that they've crossed some kind of termination barrier. It is, therefore, especially disheartening that Cruz, who clerked for Chief Justice William Rehnquist and who is...
  • Fournier: Hillary Clinton Undermining Public Trust In Her and Politics In General

    06/29/2015 10:11:07 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 11 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | June 29, 2015 | BY: Andrew Kugle
    National Journal reporter Ron Fournier said Monday on Morning Joe that Hillary Clinton has undermined the public’s trust in government and politics. “White House officials tell me they’re disgusted with the fact that Hillary Clinton violated their rules on foreign donations, violated their rules on email,” Fournier said. “Well, I haven’t heard the president rebuke her. I haven’t seen his State Department investigate this. So I’ve got to assume that the Obama White House is complicit in this lack of transparency and in this rule breaking and whatever else is going on that we don’t know about.”
  • In the press, panic over Hillary’s self-destruction is growing

    04/27/2015 1:07:08 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 46 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/27/2015 | Noah Rothman
    How do you know that a Democrat has found him or herself embroiled in a particularly devastating scandal? When the press begins to ask when the Republicans will begin “overplaying” their hands. This weekend, you could feel the ground beginning to fall out from beneath Hillary Clinton’s supporters as members of the reporting and commentary classes began to express their doubts about the former secretary of state’s ethics. Among some prominent members of the media who are generally not predisposed to dismiss the Democratic candidate in a presidential race, the Clinton Foundation’s shady fundraising practices and the former secretary’s...
  • Fournier: Democrats ‘Scared to Death’ over Hillary Clinton [Video]

    03/16/2015 4:40:01 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 27 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 16, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    National Journal Senior Political Columnist and Editorial Director Ron Fournier said that Democrats are “scared to death” over the scandals regarding donations to the Clinton Foundation and Hillary Clinton’s emails on Monday’s “Special Report” on the Fox News Channel. “Don’t buy the spin, they [Democrats] are scared to death. And there’s a lot of them who are already starting to think ‘is she really the best candidate for us?’…Their bench, compared to the Republican bench is awfully, awfully thin. And there’s a lot of Democrats, by the way, who are saying ‘follow the money.’ A lot of Democrats are really worried...
  • The Dangerous Lie That ‘Bush Lied’

    02/16/2015 1:45:27 PM PST · by presidio9 · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 8, 2015 | Laurence H. Silberman
    In recent weeks, I have heard former Associated Press reporter Ron Fournier on Fox News twice asserting, quite offhandedly, that President George W. Bush “lied us into war in Iraq.” I found this shocking. I took a leave of absence from the bench in 2004-05 to serve as co-chairman of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction—a bipartisan body, sometimes referred to as the Robb-Silberman Commission. It was directed in 2004 to evaluate the intelligence community’s determination that Saddam Hussein possessed WMD—I am, therefore, keenly aware of both the intelligence provided to...
  • Exclusive: The Education of Jeb Bush

    02/05/2015 4:53:25 AM PST · by stevie_d_64 · 19 replies
    National Journal ^ | February 4, 2015 | Ron Fournier
    Shedding a new skin is Bush's euphemism for national transformation: purge public institutions of what doesn't work and ingest the fruits of radical connectivity to inspire and support innovators.
  • Fox Panel on Impeachment Erupts into Charges of Racism and Lawlessness

    08/03/2014 11:16:46 AM PDT · by Nachum · 57 replies
    mediaite ^ | 8/3/14 | Evan McMurry
    A Fox News Sunday panel that began skeptically of the GOP chatter about impeaching President Barack Obama erupted with charges of racism and lawlessness, as Fox contributor Juan Williams and Heritage Action leader Michael Needham went at it over the motivations behind the calls for impeachment. Both National Journal editor Ron Fournier and Williams called out Needham for calling Obama “lawless.” “You listen to Michael and you understand why lots of Republicans think [Obama's] a demon,” Williams said. “Lots of people in the minority community see it as an attack against the first black President. They think it’s unfair, and...
  • How Obama Became the Superhero of Excuses (Ron Fournier spanks Ezra Klein)

    05/21/2014 11:13:06 AM PDT · by kristinn · 29 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Wednesday, May 21, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    You helped elect an untested presidential candidate, a man almost as liberal as you. He promised to heal the oceans, make health care an unalienable right and transform Washington's toxic culture. You mocked Republicans, independents and squishy Democrats who had the audacity to criticize your guy, much less doubt the inevitability of his victory. President Obama won, twice, and then didn't live up to anybody's expectations, including his own. What do you do? Well, if you're Ezra Klein and a coterie of inflexibly progressive pundits, you re-purpose an attack used against President George W. Bush's bombastic approach to geopolitics. You...
  • Opposing Gay Marriage Is a Waste of Your Time

    05/15/2014 1:31:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 85 replies
    National Journal ^ | May 14, 2014 | Ron Fournier, Senior Political Columnist & Editorial Director
    <p>Like those who stood against civil rights for African-Americans, gay-marriage foes are fighting a battle they can't win.</p> <p>LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Nine slender statues stand beneath a window to the Arkansas governor's office – bronzed, life-sized images of the black children who integrated Little Rock Central High School on Sept. 25, 1957 and helped ignite the Civil Rights era. "They defied prejudice," says Gregory Donaldson, an African-American Baptist minister from St. Louis visiting the display with his wife Nanette. "They defied bigotry."</p>
  • VIDEO: ABC’s Jon Karl shreds Carney over Benghazi lies

    05/01/2014 8:58:50 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 11 replies
    Caintv.com ^ | 5/1/2014 | Robert Laurie
    These emails were not about Benghazi.... Wow. So, we now have the official story. The formerly redacted emails released yesterday were not about Benghazi. They were never intended to shed light on the consulate attack. They were simply about "the broader situation in the middle east." We learned this yesterday, when ABC News' Jon Karl went to war with Press Secretary Jay Carney. Keep in mind, that's an ABC News reporter. Like Ron Fournier before him, leftist progs can't label him a right wing hack, and they can't start yapping about FOX News. Every network news outlet was lied to,...
  • Is President Obama's 'manhood' in question? (video - and what manhood would that be?)

    04/21/2014 5:40:16 PM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 41 replies
    Foxnews.com ^ | 4/21/2014
    Video linkGeorge Will, Ron Fournier, and Charles Krauthammer.
  • Ron Fournier: Excluding Russia From G8 ‘Like Suspending a Vegan From a Steakhouse’

    03/24/2014 6:53:53 PM PDT · by lbryce · 22 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | March 24, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    A “Special Report” panel today discussed how G7 leaders met today in The Hague and announced that they would be excluding Russia from the G8 and boycotting a planned summit in Sochi. Jason Riley, of the Wall Street Journal, said Russian President Vladimir Putin is rebuilding the Russian empire while President Barack Obama and our allies in Europe are sitting around discussing international law and “kicking Putin out of clubs he doesn’t care about in the first place.” Riley said Putin knows that the administration doesn’t have the stomach for confrontation and will continue to take advantage of that.
  • Why Lewinsky Shouldn't Be a GOP Talking Point (Barf alert)

    02/17/2014 8:34:52 AM PST · by kristinn · 42 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Sunday, February 16, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    Bill Clinton uses a car-racing metaphor to explain the difference between rash and calm decision-making in politics. “The great drivers, when the cars get close, the turns get hairy, they calm down, and they see everything, and they act,” he says. “The ones who are fearful and can't concentrate and can't calm down, run into the wall.” Republican leaders should pay attention, because on the issue of whether Clinton’s sex life is relevant 14 years after he left office, they’re once again careening toward a wall. Sen. Rand Paul dredged up Clinton’s affair with Monica Lewinsky and his subsequent impeachment,...
  • Why I'm Getting Sick of Defending Obamacare

    02/11/2014 7:23:09 AM PST · by upchuck · 72 replies
    National Journal ^ | Feb 11, 2014 | Ron Fournier
    It's getting difficult and slinking toward impossible to defend the Affordable Care Act. The latest blow to Democratic candidates, liberal activists, and naďve columnists like me came Monday from the White House, which announced yet another delay in the Obamacare implementation. For the second time in a year, certain businesses were given more time before being forced to offer health insurance to most of their full-time workers. Employers with 50 to 99 workers were given until 2016 to comply, two years longer than required by law. During a yearlong grace period, larger companies will be required to insure fewer employees...
  • One Congressman, Rand Paul, the GOP and What Ails American Politics

    04/04/2013 7:58:50 AM PDT · by JohnPDuncan · 44 replies
    National Journal ^ | Ron Fournier
    “I couldn’t believe it. I couldn’t believe it,” Rep. Scott Rigell of Virginia griped over lunch last month at the GOP-run Capitol Hill Club. “All I did was agree to fly aboard Air Force One and talk to the president and for that I got …” “Hammered,” said Chris Connelly, chief of staff to the Republican lawmaker. “Hammered,” repeated Rigell. “Hammered by my own people.” Before we could finish our conversation about the dangers of moderation in modern-day politics, Rigell’s cell phone vibrated on the white-clothed table. “It’s Rand Paul,” he said, jumping up from his chair to take a...
  • After Meeting Bill Clinton, Father Of Asperger Child Wondered Whether Clinton Has Same Syndrome

    12/04/2012 7:05:21 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Bill Clinton is famous for feeling others' pain. So he might be the last person one would suspect of having Asperger syndrome, which is characterized by a lack of demonstrated empathy. Yet that is precisely the thought that passed through the mind of Ron Fournier after meeting the former president with his son Tyler, who is diagnosed with the disorder. Fournier told the surprising story on today's Morning Joe. A former Associated Press reporter, now with the National Journal, Fournier recounted how during the meeting, Clinton went off on a long monologue about Teddy Roosevelt, missing the clues that he...
  • "Angry Newt" Takes the Night Off (GOP consultant curses on the record at Newt victory)

    01/23/2012 9:13:40 PM PST · by kristinn · 32 replies
    The National Journal ^ | Monday, January 23, 2012 | Ron Fournier
    "Angry Newt" took the night off. In a striking role reversal, Newt Gingrich looked more like a firefly than a firebrand in a high-stakes debate Monday night, while rival Mitt Romney called the surging former House Speaker a disgraced, influence-peddling, Washington insider. Somebody must have awakened the cool-and-nonchalant Romney out of his debate slumber and told him the GOP nomination was slipping away. Gingrich stunned the political world -- and frightened much of the GOP establishment -- with a landslide victory in South Carolina on Saturday night that erased Romney's lead in national and Florida polls. SNIP Gingrich's stunning South...