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  • Bill Kristol Accuses Trump Of Trying To ‘Shut Down’ Mueller Investigation [VIDEO]

    12/26/2017 3:20:52 PM PST · by mandaladon · 76 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 26 Dec 2017 | NICK GIVAS
    Editor-at-Large of The Weekly Standard Bill Kristol accused President Donald Trump of trying to “shut down” the Russia investigation Tuesday, despite the White House’s continued cooperation with special counsel Robert Mueller. “The president hates the investigation. He fears it, and he wants to shut it down or curb it as much as he can,” Kristol said on MSNBC’s “Andrea Mitchell Reports.” “It may be that he intends to fire Mueller,” Kristol added. “Trump is trying systematically to discredit the FBI … and he’s doing so by attacking individuals, by attacking the whole organization, by saying the whole thing is a...
  • Bill Kristol: Trump and Moore 'are bringing out my inner liberal'

    11/22/2017 1:19:38 PM PST · by detective · 71 replies
    Conservative commentator Bill Kristol said that President Trump and Senate candidate Roy Moore (R-Ala.) are bringing out his "inner liberal." In a tweet Tuesday afternoon, the founder and editor-at-large of The Weekly Standard suggested that his long-held views are being tested by Trump and Moore, as well as a growing number of sexual allegations and the Republican Party's tax-reform effort. 
  • Joe Klein, Author Of ‘Primary Colors’: I Was A Bill Clinton Enabler

    11/21/2017 1:54:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 42 replies
    WBUR-FM ^ | November 21, 2017
    The journalist Joe Klein, a leading Bill Clinton chronicler in the 1990s, said Tuesday that he was an “enabler” for defending the then-president. Klein said in an interview with the NPR show On Point that he didn’t think Democrats today would stand by Clinton the way they did in the 1990s as the cultural landscape has shifted on sexual misconduct. “I must confess to having been a Clinton enabler during that time,” Klein told guest host Jane Clayson. “In that I defended him, and we all knew that he was a cad. There's no question about that. But it was...
  • Weekly Standard Mocks Politico Gush Over the Genius Behind 'Clinton's Towering Fiasco'

    05/01/2017 4:07:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | May 1, 2017 | Tim Graham
    The May 1 issue of The Weekly Standard led its “Scrapbook” section with a nice dig at Politico for a story last September touting the strategic genius who mined data for the er, President Hillary campaign. The headline was "Clinton's Towering Fiasco." Elan Kriegel’s “erasable marker scribblings reminiscent of A Beautiful Mind that amount to some of the earliest drafts of the computer algorithms that underlie nearly all of the Clinton campaign’s most important strategic decisions.” They didn’t mock Politico’s Shane Goldmacher by name, but did enjoy the sound of his beautiful-mind gush back then: To understand Kriegel’s role is...
  • Bill Kristol Steps Down As Weekly Standard Editor After 21 Years

    12/12/2016 3:28:28 PM PST · by george76 · 121 replies
    TPM Media ^ | December 12, 2016 | Matt Shuham
    Kristol announced that he would become The Weekly Standard’s editor-at-large, “continuing to write weekly editorials and contribute to the website.” Steve Hayes and Richard Starr would take over the day-to-day operations of the website, Kristol wrote. Under Kristol’s editorship, The Weekly Standard has been the central publication for neoconservatives, including Kristol’s father, the so-called “godfather” of neoconservativism, Irving Kristol. During the election season, Kristol was a leading voice in the #NeverTrump camp and searched publicly for months for a conservative alternative to Trump
  • A few words to National Review and the Weekly Standard (vanity)

    07/24/2016 6:51:49 AM PDT · by BobL · 12 replies
    (self) | 07/24/2016 | BobL (self)
    Yes, we will likely survive 8 years of President Obama, but the country does have a BREAKING POINT. And we are there. Losing one more election tips the Supreme Court into Democrat hands (along with what’s left on our side on the lower courts). At that point our side will simply have NO RECOURSE to stop Hillary. Congress has already been reduced to an ‘advisory’ role by Obama - he considers the laws passed by Congress to be suggestions, open to his interpretations, with his right to enforce, re-write, or ignore as he wishes. With the courts in their hands,...
  • [Vanity] The Livid Anti-Trump Conservo-sphere

    07/21/2016 3:11:40 PM PDT · by oblomov · 47 replies
    FR | 21 Jul 2016 | oblomov @ FR
    Moderators, I hope you'll permit the vanity. I wanted to solicit opinion from FReepers on the remaining NeverTrumpers. What amuses me is the degree to which the NeverTrumper disdain for Trump seems to be personal. It goes well beyond the superficial pettiness of a faculty lounge dispute, and seems bitter and vindictive. With some evidence (not much of which I can post here), I'll posit three motives: Personal slight against one or more NeverTrumpers, perhaps an ancient slight Trump has not paid sufficient fealty to the Conservo-sphere of writers and political consultants He has not hired Mike Murphy or Matthew...
  • On Independence Day Weekend=> Weekly Standard Calls for Elitist Coup at GOP Convention

    07/01/2016 8:48:25 AM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/01/2016 | Jim Hoft
    The Republican elites are not going down without a fight. Donald Trump shattered the GOP primary record this year by more than a million votes. He was running against 16 challengers – another record. But that won’t stop the GOP elites from trying to steal the nomination. The Weekly Standard today called on delegates to steal the nomination from Donald Trump at the Republican Convention this month.The traitors would rather see Hillary win than support Donald Trump.Bill Kristol at The Weekly Standard reported: This election cycle hasn’t been kind to Republican big shots. Their favorite presidential candidates—Jeb Bush, Scott Walker...
  • Silent Treatment: National Review Ignores Trump's Blockbuster Speech [vanity]

    06/22/2016 9:00:19 PM PDT · by Yardstick · 53 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 22, 2016 | Crickets
    So I just stopped by the Corner blog at National Review Online to see their reaction to Trump's speech today. To my surprise, there wasn't a single post commenting on it. The NR writers spent the day posting about Brexit, and about Rubio's senate run, and about a picture of Trump they don't like. But not a word about Trump's speech. If that isn't proof that Trump hit a home run today, I don't know what is.
  • Bill Kristol: I'm "Afraid" Trump Could Win

    06/12/2016 11:16:51 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 122 replies ^ | June 12, 2016 | Pam Key
    unday on ABC’s “This Week,” Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol commented on Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s chances in the general election and said that he was “afraid” presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump could win.
  • GOPe Conservative Pundits Should Relocate to Realville

    06/11/2016 4:43:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 11, 2016 | J. Robert Smith
    Realville, as Rush often says, is where he lives. That’s a place without blinkers or rose-colored glasses. That’s actually where we all live, though some of us prefer to deny it. That is, until reality bites. Then our wishful thinking or willful ignorance dashes upon the hard rock of unforgiving reality. The crackup always smarts. Thus is the case with the 2016 presidential election. There’s Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. In other words, there’s Column A and Column B. That’s the choice. Column C is fairyland. Come November, tens of millions of voters will flock to the polls to choose...
  • Glenn Beck: Why Do Conservative Pundits Support Trump?

    08/14/2015 6:28:24 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 183 replies
    CNN ^ | August 14, 2015
    Glenn Beck: Why Do Conservative Pundits Support Trump? Glenn Beck wants to stage a conservative intervention. The former Fox News host and prominent conservative commentator is confounded that so many Republican voters are attracted to Donald Trump. And Beck is particularly bewildered by the conservative pundits who are hooked on the bombastic real estate mogul. "Why are big name 'conservatives' supporting him?" Beck asked wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday. Beck went on to name names, calling out some of Trump's biggest boosters in conservative media: Ann Coulter, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Michael Savage. "I am not talking...
  • WH Denies Endorsement Will Intimidate FBI Investigators - Obama meets privately with Loretta Lynch

    06/09/2016 12:38:33 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 90 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | June 9, 2016 | Daniel Halper
    White House press secretary Josh Earnest insisted that President Obama's endorsement of Hillary Clinton will not "sway" the ongoing FBI investigation into Clinton. [Snip] Later this afternoon, according to the White House, Obama is meeting with the attorney general. The meeting is "closed press."
  • Conservative magazine begs Romney to run for president

    06/08/2016 11:57:59 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 68 replies
    The Hill's Ballot Box Blog ^ | June 8, 2016 | Caitlin Yilek
    The Weekly Standard published “An Open Letter to Mitt Romney” on Tuesday night, begging the former Republican presidential nominee to launch a third-party bid. “[T]hese are extraordinary times, and your nation still has need of your service. I respectfully implore you to run for president as an independent candidate in 2016,” Jay Cost wrote. Cost slams presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s “Nixonian paranoia” of “enemies” and calls her Republican counterpart, Donald Trump, “a sympathizer with the nativist ‘alt-right.’ ” “They do not see Americans as Americans,” the letter continues. “They see each of us as potential allies or foes,...
  • David French Blames Donald Trump for Intimidation, Provides No Evidence to Back That Up

    06/07/2016 9:48:38 PM PDT · by pissant · 67 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/7/16 | Alex Swoyer
    The conservative Weekly Standard’s editor Bill Kristol’s failed third-party candidate, David French, is now claiming presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s campaign intimidated him not to run — but won’t provide evidence to support his allegation. French, with little to no name recognition, is a staff writer for the conservative National Review and was tapped by Kristol to run as a third-party candidate to stop Trump in the general election. French said on Tuesday during an appearance on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” that Trump “unlocked something terrible in this country.”
  • I’m not the right person to challenge Trump and Hillary... (David French)

    06/05/2016 6:01:54 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 141 replies
    National Review ^ | June 5, 2016 | David French
    Here is a sentence I never thought I’d type: After days of prayer, reflection, and serious study of the possibilities, I am not going to run as an independent candidate for president of the United States. I gave it serious thought — as a pretty darn obscure lawyer, writer, and veteran — only because we live in historic times. Never before have both parties failed so spectacularly, producing two dishonest, deceitful candidates who should be disqualified from running for town council, much less leader of the free world.
  • Reince Priebus: "People Involved" With Bill Kristol's Independent "Never Trump" Candidate(Shortened)

    06/02/2016 9:10:57 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 59 replies ^ | June 2, 2016 | Mathew Boyle
    Republican National Committee (RNC) chairman Reince Priebus quickly put down efforts by Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol to launch an independent bid for president from National Review columnist David French on Thursday morning.
  • Bill Kristol’s Candidate: It’s ‘Important to Say’ White Working Class Communities ‘Deserve to Die’

    06/01/2016 7:53:14 AM PDT · by Zenjitsuman · 65 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/1/16 | Hahn
    While Donald Trump has called on the GOP to become a “worker’s party”— a development Sen. Jeff Sessions called for two years ago, ironically, in the pages of the National Review— French has defended the idea that white working-class communities “deserve to die.”
  • David French signals the death of the ‘Never Trump’ movement. Sad!

    06/01/2016 7:37:51 AM PDT · by Trumpinator · 70 replies ^ | June 1 at 10:14 AM | Chris Cillizza
    The "Never Trump" movement died on Tuesday night. That's when the loose affiliation of Republican pundits and conservative thinkers, banded together by their shared distaste for Donald Trump as the GOP nominee, leaked the news to Bloomberg that conservative lawyer David French was the secret third party candidate they have been working to recruit into the 2016 race as an alternative to the real estate mogul. The French news ended days of frantic speculation set off by a tweet -- yes, this is the world we now live in -- by Weekly Standard editor and "Never Trump" leader Bill Kristol....
  • Donald Trump had a strong warning for Republicans after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said

    Donald Trump had a strong warning for Republicans after Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol said, a “strong independent candidate” is coming. Donald Trump’s warning to GOP after new weekend threat of independent candidate is HARSH, but true Read more: