Before Hillary Clinton puts more miles on her comeback tour, Democrats should let her know she’s done enough damage and it’s time to pack it in. That won’t stop her, since even after losing to Donald Trump she fancies herself some misunderstood martyr, but it might slow her down a bit. While they crawl out of the wilderness that both Clinton and President Obama left them in, any moments Democrats spend amusing their failed 2016 nominee as she tries to find a way back to some sort of relevance is more than wasted energy -- it’s self-sabotage. Last week Clinton sat in
The below quote FTA is just so disgusting in so many ways. America, where have you gone?
´´With Sen. Bernie Sanders’ newfound stature in the Democratic Party, despite confirming this week that he actually is not a Democrat, Clinton must be careful not to appear as if she is still competing with the 75-year-old socialist. He is currently, according to polling, the most popular politician in the country.´´
I caught that, too, #4. If the communist old dirt bag Sanders is the most popular politician in the country, what does that tell you about how people feel about all politicians?
I do not know why PT is not seeking prosecution of Clinton. Perhaps he feels we already have enough division in the body politic and need no more- better just to move on (pardon the use of that cruddy term). But, certainly, Clinton´s "Others", like Podesta. Mills, et al need some trimming up by AG Sessions. Too distracting?
So, instead, they are going after Julian Assange? I don´t get it. The public almost certainly are looking for some blood in the arena. But, not just anyone´s blood will do. We want the true blue blood in that raked over sand.
Hillary Clintoon is a breathtakingly incompetent person and is completely responsible for her campaign failure. She had the dem machine, including grudgingly, BO, the media, the intelligence community, and even foreign governments working to get her elected and she still failed. She was simply a horrible candidate and a horrible person. The only one she is a "champion" for is her own ego and greed.
THAT is why she is seeking to be resurrected once again, to rebuild her own ego and to justify getting those big speaking fees and donations once again. She doesn´t care about her party, the Country, or the people in it.
No. We want her to continue to be a cancer on dem. Think about it. If she runs again in 2020 it will throw the dems into a spin. They will need a strong candidate against Trump. Which means she will do whatever is needed to destroy dem. The corruption & criminality will be back giving Trump the opportunity to crush her & dems for super majorities in Congress. Run you B!
White house economists overestimated annual economic growth by about 80 percent on average for a six year stretch during Barack Obama’s presidency, according to Freedom Works economic consultant Stephen Moore. Economists predicted growth between 3.2 to 4.6 percent for the years 2010 through 2015. Actual economic growth never hit above 2.6 percent. “Why does anyone bother to listen to economists anymore?” Moore writes in The Washington Times. “Almost all of the economics profession … bought into the Keynesian idea that what would revive the economy after the Great Recession of 2008-09 was massive government spending ‘stimulus.’ The trillions of dollars of government
Even by Washington standards, this is a particularly dumb political moment. Earlier this month a political zealot went to a baseball practice intending to kill as many Republican congressmen as he could. As often happens after such horrible events, various politicians and media figures suggested that we should tone down the rhetoric and not paint everything in apocalyptic terms, casting Republicans or Democrats as villains with traitorous or evil intent in their hearts. Words have consequences, they sagely said into the TV cameras. Two weeks later, many of the very same people are describing Republicans as murderers for proposing changes
It was a Chicago weekend filled with gay pride events, with friends and families cheering on the marchers. But a dark cloud loomed over one event. When some lesbians showed up at the “Dyke March” with banners that included a Star of David, they were booted out. The Jewish symbol “made us feel unsafe,” the organizers said. As the blues-rock singer Delbert McClinton once wrote, “If you can’t lie no better than that, you might as well tell the truth.” Noxious in its own right, this incident highlights several problems that are now pervasive on the left and increasingly pollute the public sphere.
Some discerning Democrats are at last telling the party chiefs that the party has no message to take to the hustings next year. That may be a misreading of the stars, Nancy Pelosi’s horoscope and Chuck Schumer’s tea leaves. The problem for the Democrats, clear to everyone with battered ears and weary eyes, is that the Democrats have too many messages, and none of them good. That’s why they’ve been skunked in a series of special elections held to fill House seats vacated by members moving on to bigger things in the Trump administration. Some of the Democratic messages, which have been
Today, the American Medical Association sent a letter to the leaders of the U.S. Senate announcing its opposition to the Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). The AMA’s ostensible reason for doing so was stated thus: “Medicine has long operated under the precept of Primum non nocere, or ‘first, do no harm.’ The draft legislation violates that standard on many levels.” The AMA’s opposition to the GOP “repeal and replace” bill was all over the “news” media within an hour after its release, and most outlets implied that it represents the views of the medical profession in general.
All news is good news, apparently — at least if you judge by the stock market. US economic growth is sluggish, consumer confidence is down and President Trump’s tax reform is stalled. And yet, the market isn’t spooked — it has climbed to historic highs. The question is why. After all, the warning signs aren’t imaginary. The slow uphill trudge of Trump’s health-care reform is holding up his tax cuts because his aides say he needs health-care budget savings to finance them.Many investors I speak to are particularly obsessed with slashing the corporate-tax rate from its current level of 35 percent — one
It often has been observed that philosophy really got going when people started thinking seriously about the distinction between appearance, on the one hand, and reality, on the other. Plato is full of meditations on this theme, from the stick that appears bent when half submerged in a bowl of water to the texture and real significance of our experience of the everyday world. The moral is: things are not always as they seem. Alas, it is one thing to enunciate that moral in the abstract, quite another to take account of its operation on the ground. Grigory Potemkin famously exploited our habit
How much do Democrats really want to defeat President Trump? There’s no doubt that Democrats want to watch TV programs that excoriate the president. They want to give money to candidates opposing him. They want to fantasize about frog-marching him straight from his impeachment proceedings to the nearest federal penitentiary. But do they want to do the one thing that would make it easier to win tough races in marginal areas, namely moderate on the cultural issue? Not so much. In retrospect, Jon Ossoff’s loss in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District was overdetermined. He didn’t live in the district. He had no record of
The hotly-anticipated Senate Republican health care bill came out on Thursday morning. The airwaves quickly filled up with predictable talking points from both sides. But once the dust settles, it will emerge that the Senate bill will have far-reaching effects on American health care: for the better.In March, when House Republicans published their bill to replace Obamacare—the American Health Care Act—I described it in Forbes this way: “GOP’s Obamacare Replacement Will Make Coverage Unaffordable For Millions—Otherwise, It’s Great.” I meant it. There were great things about the House bill, in particular its far-reaching reforms of the Medicaid program.
It’s an article of faith among progressives that they are intellectually and morally superior to conservatives and pretty much everyone else. In fact, the need to see themselves as a cut above mere mortals is far more important to them than any ideology, policy position, or set of objective facts. This is why Barack Obama was able, after being elected President, to reverse his position on the inclusion of an individual mandate in health care “reform” without losing a single supporter. And it is why Paul Krugman maintains a huge progressive readership despite his penchant for treating them like fools.
It is easy to forget that the credibility battle between President Trump and James Comey is just the latest round in Donald Trump’s long struggle to overwhelm, single-handedly at first, the entire national political power structure. No one who followed closely really believed that the war was over on election night. The Democrats contested some local results, very unsuccessfully, and then, in their stark disbelief, took out television advertisements reaching tens of millions of people to ask some of the 538 people elevated to the electoral college to break their pledges and vote for Hillary Clinton instead of Donald Trump.
In 2016, the Democratic Party lost the presidency to possibly the least popular candidate in American history. In recent years, Democrats have also lost the Senate and House to right-wing Republicans whose extremist agenda is far removed from where most Americans are politically. Republicans now control almost two-thirds of governor’s offices and have gained about 1,000 seats in state legislatures in the past nine years. In 24 states, Democrats have almost no political influence at all. If these results are not a clear manifestation of a failed political strategy, I don’t know what is. For the sake of our country and
Former national security adviser and UN ambassador Susan Rice refuses to go quietly into retirement, even though she remains one of the most controversial figures of the Obama Administration. Now, thanks to a glowing profile in New York Magazine, we know that despite Susan Rice’s very public shortcomings (whatever happened to that dastardly filmmaker who spurred violence across the Middle East, anyway?), she believes any criticism of her tenure is at least partly the result of racism and sexism. When asked why she became a “target” in the Trump Administration, she replied, “I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about
The world has three years to start making significant reductions in greenhouse gas emissions or face the prospect of dangerous global warming, experts have warned in an article in the prestigious journal Nature.Calling for world leaders to be guided by the scientific evidence rather than “hide their heads in the sand”, they said “entire ecosystems” were already beginning to collapse, summer sea ice was disappearing in the Arctic and coral reefs were dying from the heat. The world could emit enough carbon to bust the Paris Agreement target of between 1.5 to 2 degrees Celsius in anything from four to
As former FBI Director James Comey’s best friend, Robert Mueller, stocks his Seinfeld investigation-about-nothing with every Democratic lawyer and Hillary and/or Obama donor he can find, we are treated to the delicious irony of collusion with Russia being confirmed -- and the colluder-in-chief being Ex-president Barack Hussein Obama. Even Obama’s Democrat supporters are now acknowledging he knew about Russia’s hacking of the DNC and Podesta emails. They are acknowledging that he did nothing but are not acknowledging the reason why – that he thought Hillary Clinton was going to succeed him and he wanted to do nothing to offend the
Just days before he resigns from Congress, Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) said Monday that House and Senate lawmakers should receive a $2,500 per month housing allowance — something he explained would help ease housing costs for members who can’t afford two mortgages or rents. “I really do believe Congress would be much better served if there was a housing allowance for members of Congress,” Chaffetz told The Hill in an interview in his Capitol office, where he sleeps whenever he’s in Washington. “In today’s climate, nobody’s going to suggest or vote for a pay raise. But you shouldn’t have to be
Ohio Gov. John Kasich came out against the Senate Republican health care bill Sunday, saying both Republicans and Democrats need to do a better job at helping poor people. “Both parties ought to be worried about poor people, because I don’t think either party particularly cares about helping poor people,” Mr. Kasich, who lost the Republican Party’s presidential nomination to President Trump last year, told CNN’s Dana Bash. “You look at the rates of poverty, the problems in this country,” he continued. “We have not designed a system to get people work. Everything we’re talking about now — getting people
Barack Obama has been pictured visiting the Tirta Empul Temple during his family trip to Bali. The former president, wife Michelle Obama and daughters Sasha and Malia, were yesterday pictured white water rafting down the Ayung River, a popular tourist spot on the Indonesian Island. Today a healthy-looking Obama swapped the bulky hat and life jacket for a white polo shirt and dark jeans while attending the Hindu Balinese water temple, near the town of Tampaksiring. Michelle, Sasha and Malia wore yellow sarongs and sashes - known as a selendang - over their clothes, as is customary when visiting holy
Sen. Bernie Sanders didn’t mince words on Tuesday when asked about the FBI’s investigation into his wife — calling it a “pathetic” and politically motivated attack, spurred by President Trump. “My wife is about the most honest person I know,” the Vermont lawmaker told CNN. “All that I will tell you now is it’s a sad state of affairs in America when not only we have politicians being destroyed… but when you go after people’s wives. That’s pretty pathetic,” he said. Sander’s wife, Jane, is currently in the midst of a federal probe involving a $10 million loan that led
Following CNN’s retraction of a story surrounding the Russia probe and the resignation of three accomplished journalists, a number of conservative commentators took great joy in railing against the network. Meanwhile, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to deliver a rant in which he used his favorite description of the outlet — Fake News — rather judiciously. Well, at least one direct competitor came to the network’s defense — MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. (Tweets) While Scarborough has definitely been on an anti-Trump tilt for a while now, so his comments towards the president aren’t really surprising, his defense of CNN surely
President Donald Trump´s popularity is slacking with independent voters who will make or break his next bid and could hand over control of the legislative branch to Democrats in 2018. Four months ago, in February, four in 10 independents gave Trump positive marks for his performance in office. An NPR survey with Marist and PBS Newshour taken this month captured 31 percent support for the Republican president among independents. Overall, Trump has a 37 percent approval rating that is buoyed up slightly by Republican voters, who remain loyal to their party leader. A mere nine percent of Republicans told pollsters
MSNBC “Morning Joe” co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski bashed President Donald Trump Wednesday, calling him worse than former President Richard Nixon and the “greatest liar that’s ever sat in the white house.” Scarborough played a clip of Brian Karem, executive editor of The Sentinel Newspapers, at Tuesday’s White House briefing challenging Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, saying her criticism of the media was inflaming the American people. Sanders responded at the briefing by citing a debunked Washington Post story stating reporters were not being thorough enough in their critiques of the president. “The greatest irony is that this
Former President Barack Obama and his family wrapped up their five-day vacation on Indonesia´s resort island of Bali and headed to the historic city of Yogyakarta on Wednesday during a nostalgic trip to the country where Obama lived for several years as a child. Obama, his wife Michelle and daughters Malia and Sasha drove to a luxury hotel in downtown Yogyakarta after arriving on a private jet at the city´s military airport, said Indonesian air force base commander Air Vice Marshal Novyan Samyoga. The family then went to visit the ninth-century Borobudur Temple in Magelang on Wednesday where they were
CNN´s Chris Cuomo exploded on Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) after he said the debate around the plan to repeal and replace Obamacare is "completely distorted using incorrect information." "I know you´re not suggesting that I´m using misleading information, right? You let me know what I´m saying that´s inaccurate. This whole ´fake´ thing needs to end, and it needs to end right now. You tell me what I´m getting wrong, or we´ll deal with the number as the CBO puts them out," Cuomo charged on Wednesday´s broadcast of CNN´s New Day. Watch the full segment: (Video)