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  • Scandal, Corruption, Lawbreaking - And So What? (Presently Being Covered By Rush)

    02/13/2018 10:45:36 AM PST · by blam · 21 replies
    National Review ^ | 2-13-2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What is the endgame to never-ending wrong doing?(snip)Click on the link to read the article.This is presently being covered by Rush on his radio program.
  • Republican Embarrassments

    02/12/2018 12:46:52 PM PST · by MountainWalker · 2 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 2/11/2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Free-marketers are right that tax cuts stimulate economic growth that in turn lead to expanding production and eventually more federal tax revenue. But the problem traditionally has been that to obtain tax reductions, Republicans also have had to sign on reluctantly to larger expenditures. Or, worse, they willingly believed they could spend more, simply because more money poured into the federal treasuries. George W. Bush doubled the national debt. After running against Bush profligacy (remember the Chinese credit card trope), Barack Obama doubled it again by doubling Bush’s levels of borrowing. Conservatives blasted Obama for his even greater lack of...
  • Why FISA-gate Is Scarier Than Watergate

    02/08/2018 6:39:48 AM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 8, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The Watergate scandal of 1972-74 was uncovered largely because of outraged Democratic politicians and a bulldog media. They both claimed that they had saved American democracy from the Nixon administration's attempt to warp the CIA and FBI to cover up an otherwise minor, though illegal, political break-in. In the Iran-Contra affair of 1985-87, the media and liberal activists uncovered wrongdoing by some rogue members of the Reagan government. They warned of government overreach and of using the "Deep State" to subvert the law for political purposes. We are now in the midst of a third great modern scandal. Members of...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Why FISA-gate Is Scarier Than Watergate

    02/08/2018 4:53:38 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    RCP ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    *snip* How does FISA-gate compare to Watergate and Iran-Contra? Once again, an administration is being accused of politicizing government agencies to further agendas, this time apparently to gain an advantage for Hillary Clinton in the run-up to an election. *snip* This time around, the press is not after a hated Nixon administration. Civil libertarians are not demanding accountability from a conservative Reagan team. Instead, the roles are reversed. Barack Obama was a progressive constitutional lawyer who expressed distrust of the secretive "Deep State." Yet his administration weaponized the IRS and surveilled Associated Press communications and a Fox News journalist for...
  • The FISA-Gate Boomerangs

    02/06/2018 9:44:33 AM PST · by bitt · 22 replies
    National Review ^ | 2/6/2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Many questions remain, but Democrats, including Obama, are probably not going to look good when we get the answers. Some things still do not add up about the so-called Steele dossier, FISA warrants, the Nunes memo, and the hysterical Democratic reaction to it. A Big Deal or a Nothing Deal? 1) Progressives and Democrats warned on the eve of the memo’s release that it would cause havoc throughout the intelligence agencies, by exposing classified means and processes. When no serious intelligence expert claimed that the released memo had done such damage, the official response to the memo was suddenly recalibrated...
  • The FISA-Gate Boomerangs

    02/06/2018 9:18:07 AM PST · by RevelationDavid · 17 replies
    National Review ^ | February 6, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Many questions remain, but Democrats, including Obama, are probably not going to look good when we get the answers.
  • Radioactive Trump

    02/02/2018 8:14:23 AM PST · by billorites · 14 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | February 1, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Hillary Clinton seems to be experiencing a strange, slow motion meltdown following her 2016 loss to Donald Trump. Recently, she sent out a Twitter video message, recorded on her cellphone camera, with advice to feminists: “And let me just say, this is directed to the activist bitches supporting bitches. So let’s go.” At about the same time, she appeared at the Grammy Awards, via a video, reading a snippet about Trump’s fast-food eating habits from Michael Wolff’s widely discredited book, Fire and Fury. Before Clinton ran against Trump, she was considered a cautious Democratic politician, albeit with a dubious ethical...
  • Nolte: Hillary’s ‘Sure’ Victory Also Explains Media Lies About Obama’s Trump Surveillance

    01/31/2018 2:38:11 PM PST · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN NOLTE
    Victor Davis Hanson, one of the few remaining bright spots at the increasingly priggish and self-regarding National Review, has written another dynamite piece, one that perfectly explains the unethical (and possibly criminal) behavior currently being uncovered within the Obama administration, the 2016 Clinton campaign, the FBI, and Justice Department. “[I]f we’d seen a Hillary Clinton victory in November 2016, which was supposed to be a sure thing, there would now be no scandals at all,” Hanson writes. He explains, “That is, the current players probably broke laws and committed ethical violations not just because they were assured there would be...
  • MSNBC Terrorism 'Expert': I Know the FBI Spy Catchers Who Took Down ‘Victor Davis Hanson’

    11/05/2016 11:30:31 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 52 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Victor Davis Hanson: Russian spy? Who would have suspected that one of America's leading conservative intellectuals, a prominent historian who is currently a Senior Fellow at Stanford's Hoover Institution, was selling us out to the Russkies? Actually, no one would suspect it because it isn't true. But on today's AM Joy, MSNBC terrorism expert Malcolm Nance bragged: "I know some of the spy-catchers in FBI counter-intelligence, guys who have taken down big names, like Aldrich Ames and Victor Davis Hanson." Nance presumably had in mind Robert Philip Hanssen, a former FBI agent who was convicted in 2001 of spying for...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: The 2016 Presidential Race Just Keeps Getting More Weird

    10/21/2016 4:14:56 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 33 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | October 20, 2016 | VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    A presidential campaign is figuratively called a "race." Two runners sprint toward the Election Day finish line for the prize of the presidency. But the 2016 presidential campaign has spawned lots of weird races. The first sprint is one between embarrassments and scandals. Will another WikiLeaks disclosure confirm that Hillary Clinton is a dishonest and conniving hypocrite? Or will yet another open-mic tape, disgruntled beauty queen or old Howard Stern interview remind us that Donald Trump's private life was -- and perhaps still is -- uncouth? The winner will be the candidate leaked about the least by Election Day. Here,...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Hillary’s ‘Sure’ Victory Explains Most Everything

    01/30/2018 5:01:55 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 110 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Hillary Clinton herself was not worried about even the appearance of scandal caused by transmitting classified documents over a private home-brewed server, or enabling her husband to shake down foreign donations to their shared foundation, or destroying some 30,000 emails. Evidently, she instead reasoned that she was within months of becoming President Hillary Clinton and therefore, in her Clintonesque view of the presidency, exempt from all further criminal exposure. Would a President Clinton have allowed the FBI to reopen their strangely aborted Uranium One investigation; would the FBI have asked her whether she communicated over an unsecure server with the...
  • James Woods NAILS ‘all DACA is about’ in one explosive tweet, and it’s gone viral

    01/27/2018 8:00:00 AM PST · by Cheerio · 23 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | January 27, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Nothing quite gets to the root of an issue like a James Woods tweet. The fate of 800,000 to upwards of 3 million (now we’re told) Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals recipients, or so-called “DREAMers,” has the American political landscape on fire of late. The fact that most Americans want to protect DACA recipients but also want border security and are generally conservative on immigration hasn’t fazed Democrats intent on obstructing and even holding the government hostage over DACA without offering or even considering anything meaningful in return. So, what drives Democrats who clearly lack a mandate, not to mention...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: From Conspiracy Theories to Conspiracies

    01/29/2018 5:23:43 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 18 replies
    American Greatness ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    Not all conspiracy theorists are unhinged paranoids—even when they insist there was a loosely organized if not sometimes incoherent effort to destroy Donald Trump’s candidacy beyond the bounds of “normal” politics and later a renewed and unprecedented endeavor to abort his presidency. After all, did anyone believe that in the year 2017 the losing side in an American election would immediately dub itself the “Resistance”—channeling the World War II nomenclature of the guerrilla campaign against the Nazi occupation of France? Or that the defeated candidate Hillary Clinton would formally embrace the imagery of liberationist patriots fighting a Nazi-like Trump’s occupation...
  • President Nobama

    01/16/2018 5:04:05 PM PST · by randita · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/16/18 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Trump is commonsensically undoing, piece by piece, the main components of Obama’s legacy. Donald Trump continues to baffle. Never Trump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his policies, as they loudly insist that his record is already nullified by its supposedly odious author. Or surely it soon will be discredited by the next Trumpian outrage. Or his successes belong to congressional and Cabinet members, while his failures are all his own. Rarely do they seriously reflect on what otherwise over the last year might have been the trajectory of a Clinton...
  • President Nobama

    01/16/2018 5:53:28 AM PST · by yoe · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | January 16, 2018 | Victor Hanson Davis
    Trump is commonsensically undoing, piece by piece, the main components of Obama’s legacy.onald Trump continues to baffle. Never Trump Republicans still struggle to square the circle of quietly agreeing so far with most of his policies, as they loudly insist that his record is already nullified by its supposedly odious author. Or surely it soon will be discredited by the next Trumpian outrage. Or his successes belong to congressional and Cabinet members, while his failures are all his own. Rarely do they seriously reflect on what otherwise over the last year might have been the trajectory of a Clinton administration....
  • Will Nuclear North Korea Survive 2018?

    01/04/2018 5:15:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 4, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    For good or evil, we may see radical changes in North Korea in 2018. The beefed-up United Nations sanctions by midyear could lead to widespread North Korean hunger, as well as the virtual end of the country's industry and transportation. In the past, the West had called off such existential sanctions and rushed in cash and humanitarian aid on news of growing starvation. Would it now if the bleak alternative was a lunatic's nuclear missile possibly striking San Diego or Seattle? To survive an unending trade embargo -- and perhaps to avoid a coup -- Kim Jong Un would likely...
  • The Great Experiment

    01/02/2018 12:47:05 PM PST · by billorites · 33 replies
    National Review ^ | January 2, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>We’ve gone from hard left, under Obama, to hard right, under Trump. Judge the ideologies by their results.</p> <p>Most new administrations do not really completely overturn their predecessors’ policies to enact often-promised ideologically driven change.</p> <p>The 18-year span of Harry Truman to Dwight Eisenhower to John F. Kennedy was mostly a continuum from center-left to center-right, back to center-left. Kennedy was probably as hawkish and as much of a tax cutter as was Eisenhower.</p>
  • The Bigmouth Tradition of American Leadership (VDH - This is good)

    12/27/2017 7:02:49 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 32 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    America has always enjoyed two antithetical traditions in its political and military heroes. The preferred style is the reticent, sober, and competent executive planner as president or general, from Herbert Hoover to Gerald Ford to Jimmy Carter. George Marshall remains the epitome of understated and quiet competence. The alternate and more controversial sorts are the loud, often reckless, and profane pile drivers. Think Andrew Jackson of Teddy Roosevelt. Both types have been appreciated, and at given times and in particular landscapes both profiles have proven uniquely invaluable. Grant/Sherman Both Ulysses S. Grant and William Tecumseh Sherman were military geniuses. Grant...
  • Why Trump Should Consider a Post-Twitter Presidency

    12/13/2017 10:38:45 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 14, 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>Almost every supposedly informed prediction about President Donald Trump's compulsive Twitter addiction has so far proved wrong.</p> <p>He did not tweet his way out of the Republican nomination. Spontaneous social media messaging did not lose Trump the general election race with Hillary Clinton. Nor has Trump tweeted his presidency into oblivion.</p>
  • One Mueller-Investigation Coincidence Too Many

    12/12/2017 11:55:52 AM PST · by bitt · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/12/2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Stacking the deck with anti-Trump staffers is proving to be a really bad idea. Special prosecutors, investigators, and counsels are usually a bad idea. They are admissions that constitutionally mandated institutions don’t work — and can be rescued only by supposed superhuman moralists, who are without the innate biases inherent in human nature. The record from Lawrence Walsh to Ken Starr to Patrick Fitzgerald suggests otherwise. Originally narrow mandates inevitably expand — on the cynical theory that everyone has something embarrassing to hide. Promised “short” timelines and limited budgets are quickly forgotten. Prosecutors search for ever new crimes to justify...