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  • Donald Trump’s Problematic Device

    08/23/2017 6:39:30 AM PDT · by pgkdan · 13 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 08/23/17 | R. EMMETT TYRRELL, JR.
    Seeing both sides of a problem could be seen as a no-no. WashingtonPresident Donald Trump is in trouble again with his Moral Superiors. His problem, of course, is that he cannot throttle his B.S. Detector. Trump it seems at some point in life acquired a B.S. Detector that has usually served him well. It certainly served him well during his long years in business and during his brief time in politics. Now, however, it is problematic. The Detector sounds an alarm when it perceives B.S., and during the Charlottesville disruptions it went wild. Every time the Mainstream Media or a...
  • R. Emmett Tyrrell This Month's Guest on C-Span2's In Depth

    02/05/2011 9:34:18 PM PST · by Intolerant in NJ · 2 replies
    C-Span | 6 February 2011 | C-Span
    This month's guest on C-Span2's In Depth, Sunday 6 February from noon to 3PM EST, is R. Emmett Tyrrell, founder and editor in chief of the American Spectator magazine. Tyrrell has written a number of books including the most recent "After the Hangover: the Conservatives' Road to Recovery", and will be taking calls and emails from viewers as well as discussing his philosophy and writing......
  • James Comey, The Crackup

    06/15/2017 6:46:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 65 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 15, 2017 | Emmett Tyrrell
    I shall not beat around the bush. As readers of this column perhaps suspect, I have admired former FBI Director James Comey for most of his public career, beginning in 2013. That he is a friend of former FBI Director Robert Mueller makes me admire him even more. Mueller is a man of integrity and discretion. He would not befriend a man of dubious character. Yet, since July 2016 I have begun to wonder about Comey. His public actions have become increasingly erratic, to the point that he is becoming unhinged. I do not believe he has become duplicitous, and...
  • Bannon rising (This is great)

    11/26/2016 6:25:36 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 61 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Tuesday, November 22, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    History is not standing still. It did not stop with the Clinton era, which is now finally over. At least history did not stop for America. America is moving along and at a rapid pace. For the Clintonistas and their millennial acolytes, however, I guess America did stop. In fact, it froze, locked into an eternal 1968, forever reliving all the demonstrations, the sit-ins and the sobbing, heaving hubbub of yesteryear. Yet America goes on riding the currents of history, and those currents are moving rapidly. As for the Clintons themselves, they have been stopped dead in their tracks. There...
  • A Quiet Afternoon With the BBC

    11/17/2016 9:23:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2016 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- On Friday, the BBC enlisted me to defend my support of Donald Trump for president. Though the ensuing television interview was conducted in English, I found it incomprehensible. I was speaking in my native tongue to two apparently intelligent English-speaking women, yet their responses to my clear, if amused, rejoinders amounted to gibberish. They sought to understand Trump's victory but did not have the most elementary understanding of the American democratic process or any grasp of rational thought. I detected no whiff of alcohol on their breath or any other sign of inebriation. They showed no sign of...
  • Where Was Hillary?

    11/15/2016 8:22:28 AM PST · by logician2u · 91 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | November 14 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Losing it on a losing night. Ever since the early hours of Wednesday November 9, skeptical minds have been musing over what happened to Hillary and her concession speech. She was supposed to deliver it shortly after it was apparent she had lost on Tuesday evening. She was going to speak. No, she was not ready. Then it was coming Wednesday morning. No, it would be put off for a while. She supposedly was very gracious in talking to Donald Trump later that night, but was still not ready to concede publicly until late morning Wednesday. At 2 a.m., a...
  • Learning to say ‘President Trump’

    03/23/2016 5:34:09 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies
    washingtontimes.com ^ | Emmett Tyrrell
    Mr. Trump is going to arrive at the convention with his 1,237 votes for the nomination, or he will be very close. Then the man who wrote “The Art of the Deal” is going to be ready to deal. He will deal with John Kasich, the popular governor of the very important state of Ohio. Mr. Trump, by the way, has already expressed his admiration for Mr. Kasich. Or there is Scott Walker, the very conservative governor of Wisconsin. Another popular governor is Rick Scott from the voter-rich state of Florida, who has already joined a growing number of politically...
  • Hillary's Problems Grow

    01/13/2016 2:58:59 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 14, 2016 | R. Emmett Tyrrell Jr.
    WASHINGTON -- This week, three weeks before the Iowa caucuses, Hillary Clinton spent valuable time during an appearance on "Face the Nation" swatting down stories that surfaced Friday. Early on Friday morning when most Americans are asleep, save second-story men, the State Department released thousands of Clinton's emails. In one she seemed to be asking her aide, Jake Sullivan, to send her classified information across a "nonsecure" line. That is to say, across her personal server. She was impatient to read the email's contents and could not wait for it to be sent on a secure line. That strikes a...
  • THE BELLS TOLL FOR HILLARY - The FBI is closing in.

    01/08/2016 7:39:21 AM PST · by Perdogg · 162 replies
    deral Bureau of Investigation will recommend that the Justice Department bring criminal charges against Hillary Clinton and various of her aides, and soon. The evidence consists of materials that the Bureau has gathered in the course of its months-long investigation of Mrs. Clinton’s personal server. The recommendations will come very soon. The charges will consist of some of the following:
  • The Bells Toll for Hillary

    01/08/2016 7:27:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 55 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | 1-8-16 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    The Federal Bureau of Investigation will recommend that the Justice Department bring criminal charges against Hillary Clinton and various of her aides, and soon. The evidence consists of materials that the Bureau has gathered in the course of its months-long investigation of Mrs. Clinton's personal server. The recommendations will come very soon. The charges will consist of some of the following: 1. Improper disclosure or retention of classified information. 2. Destruction of government records. 3. Lying to federal agents. 4. Lying under oath. 5. Obstruction of justice. All the counts are familiar to those of us who have followed the...
  • What Is So Polarizing About Chris Christie?

    11/14/2013 4:53:11 PM PST · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 14, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- They are at it again. They are again telling Republicans and conservatives how dreadful their political condition really is. I am speaking, of course, of the voices of the Kultursmog, and to hear them tell it we are in a hell of a heap. We lost the governorship of Virginia. Even worse, we won the governorship of New Jersey. What dreadful news. Of course, in Virginia the Republicans lost to a congenital liar, backed by the most famous congenital liars in American politics, the Clintons. It is only a matter of time before he is in deep do-do....
  • More Than We Can Stomach

    10/24/2013 5:01:04 PM PDT · by Twotone · 18 replies
    American Spectator ^ | October 24, 2013 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Twenty thirteen was a distressing year. The President handed the foreign policy of the United States over to the KGB. Who knows, perhaps next year he will hand over domestic policy to Monaco. Nevertheless, 2012 was no blowout. We have firm control of the House, and a good shot at the Senate next year. We have 54 percent of the state legislatures and 60 percent of the governors’ mansions. Finally we are poised to take the White House in 2016 with appealing candidates ranging from New Jersey to Wisconsin, from Florida to Texas, all of them smart, experienced, principled, articulate,...
  • Why 2016 Already

    05/02/2013 7:05:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 2, 2013 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- It has happened again! Our gaffe-prone president has filed another blunder on his presidential record. At the dedication of George W. Bush's presidential library he invoked history with his usual mastery of detail. He placed President John F. Kennedy in Air Force One, "On the flight back from Russia, after negotiating with Nikita Khrushchev at the height of the Cold War." Actually the flight was returning from Vienna, not "Russia," and not much "negotiating" had been done. Truth be known, it was one of the lowest points in JFK's presidency. As Kennedy himself recalled, "He [Khrushchev] treated me...
  • R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.: It Is Time for Newt to Go! [doesn't like his age or his one liners]

    02/16/2012 5:15:37 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 59 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | February 16, 2012 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr
    WASHINGTON -- There is a grisly pallor that has beset former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. Then, too, there is a lumpiness: to his face, to his features, to his – well -- to his lump. When he walks into a room I feel rather sorry for him, but then I feel rather sorry for Bill Clinton too and for Hillary. No longer do I call her "Bill's lovely wife, Bruno." She looks grandmotherly rather than tough. I guess maybe her coeval from the 1960s generation of student government goody-goodies, Newt, looks grandfatherly rather than brainy. What does Al...
  • Who Was Fred Ikle?

    11/17/2011 8:14:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 17, 2011 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- The death of Fred Ikle last week inspires me to prophesy. Thus far, only the redoubtable Wall Street Journal has remarked on Fred's passing. That he was a formidable mind during the Cold War and important to the peaceful settlement of that decades-long struggle is remembered thanks to the Journal. Yet, to the rest of the media, he is a minor figure -- perhaps a menacing figure. We shall see what they say, but I am not holding my breath. This is the way liberalism creates the Kultursmog, which is to say, the politicized culture that surrounds us....
  • Liberalism: An Autopsy: The heirs of the New Deal are down to 20% of the electorate.

    12/05/2010 2:14:48 AM PST · by elhombrelibre · 55 replies
    WSJ ^ | 4 Dec 2010 | R. EMMETT TYRRELL JR.
    In the tumultuous history of postwar American liberalism, there has been a slow but steady decline of which liberals have been steadfastly oblivious. The heirs of the New Deal are down to around 20% of the electorate, according to recent Gallup polls. Conservatives account for 42% of the vote, and in the recent election the independents, the second most numerous group at 29% of the electorate, broke the conservatives' way. They were alarmed by the deficit. They will be alarmed for a long time.
  • After the Hangover: Conservatives on the Road to Recovery?

    06/10/2010 10:05:18 AM PDT · by AJKauf · 3 replies · 54+ views
    Pajamas Media ^ | June 10 | Bearnd Chapin
    Bernard Chapin interviews R. Emmett Tyrrell, the founder of the American Spectator, on his new book, After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery.... BC: In my opinion, the most interesting concept here is the one you just raised regarding political libido. If Democrats lust power, control, and victory then what — if anything — motivates Republicans? R. Emmett Tyrrell: Well, at some point in Hangover I mention that conservatism is by definition “a temperament to delight in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness” — that being happiness as understood by Locke, namely the ownership and exchange of property....
  • Odious Conservatives

    04/03/2010 12:52:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 5 replies · 670+ views
    http://spectator.org/archives/2010/04/01/odious-conservatives ^ | April 03nd 2010 | R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.
    Odious Conservatives By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. WASHINGTON -- A major proposition that I advance in a book that will be published later this month, After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery, is that there exists an odious subgroup of conservatives who since the beginning of the conservative movement have made their way to prominence in the mainstream media by a cheap act. They disparage with great melodrama other conservatives. Liberals love it -- and for a while love the disparagers. In the late 1990s Arianna Huffington exploited this instrument of self-promotion brazenly. For several years David Frum has...
  • Odious Conservatives

    04/01/2010 4:29:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies · 486+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | April 1, 2010 | Emmett Tyrrell
    WASHINGTON -- A major proposition that I advance in a book that will be published later this month, "After the Hangover: The Conservatives' Road to Recovery," is that there exists an odious subgroup of conservatives who, since the beginning of the conservative movement, have made their way to prominence in the mainstream media by a cheap act. They disparage, with great melodrama, other conservatives. Liberals love it -- and, for a while, love the disparagers. In the late 1990s, Arianna Huffington exploited this instrument of self-promotion brazenly. For several years, David Frum has been doing it haltingly, even timorously. However,...
  • Obama, Obviously [The Nightmare We Knew Was Coming]

    11/07/2009 10:47:36 PM PST · by Steelfish · 29 replies · 1,442+ views
    Spectator.Org ^ | November 07th, 2009
    Obama, Obviously By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. WASHINGTON -- What strikes me about politics over the last couple of years is how obvious it all has been. In 2008, as the junior senator from Illinois campaigned across the country demonstrating his gifts as a motivational speaker and community organizer, all one had to do was review his recent life to know that he was about to bring down on the country -- ever so incompetently -- the most left-wing government in American history. And so he has -- with the utmost incompetence. Think of the paucity of swine flu vaccine,...