It wouldn’t have taken much for Hillary Clinton to prevail on Election Night. Donald Trump won the presidency with razor-thin margins of less than 1 percent in three states that had gone Democratic in the previous five elections — Michigan by 10,000 votes, Wisconsin by 22,000 and Pennsylvania by 34,000. Yes, if only she hadn’t run what was likely the worst presidential campaign in our lifetimes, Hillary Clinton could have stitched together around 80,000 votes and could have been sitting in the Oval Office right now. The interesting question is: How would America in July 2017 be different under a President Clinton rather
Comments: I´m sorry to day, John, but President Trump has and continues to accomplish many things that the "fake news" media "ignores" while it continues its unrelenting desire to remove him from office at the dRATS behest. Why else would they print and expound so much ink on mostly unsubstantiated daily stories, linked by their own staffs to unnamed sources. They sound like Al Gore trying to sell global warming to the climate change fanatics, while they are losing massive revenue. PIAPS would have kept steering the dRATS Titanic back toward the iceberg to complete 0bama´s destruction of US from within.
This is the kinds of foolish, nonsensical, counterfactual garbage that passes for thinking in that political class. It´s entirely possible that this is just the BS he is shoveling, hoping that we are stupid enough to buy it, and he knows it is BS.
In any case, the immigration issue is WAY better, we are starting down the road to reclaim our election integrity, our military is being slowly rebuilt, thousands of harmful regulations have been recinded, perhaps there will be some relief from the horrors of ZeroCare and more, much more.
Even if Justice Gorsuch was the only difference, and that is an obvious falsehood, it would still be a gigantic, critical, fantastic, country-saving difference.
Go away Hillary, the dustbin of history is waiting.
He has started to prosecute illegals for being here illegally. He certainly has made a huge impact on Obambi´s dictatorial decrees for more regulation. Does one honestly think Russia would be worse off under their bought and paid for favorite US political, Hitlery? And oh yes, Trump is forcing liberal black-robed demigods on the federal bench to issues judicial fiat decrees that will be shut down by the SCOTUS and thus limiting the ability of liberals for decades to rule without the consent of the people though cherry picked federal court fiat.
Going to have to call a big ole B S on that. A Hillary W.H. would be very different from a Trump W.H. and I don´t mean a better kind of different either. We should thank God every single day that beast didn´t get elected.
That we used to read and respect this man´s opinions says just how far the conservatives who are part of the political elite class have fallen. Podhoretz makes his living writing about politics. One would think he would make it his business to write responsibly. I found either factual errors and/or the intentional omission of essential information in every single statement of this column. Shame on him. He´s off my reading list.
JP is the role model for why President Trump won despite being over spent by millions, by illegal voting, by Vurginia´s governor giving voting rights to felons so they could vote for Hilliary, despite campaign interference and very possible illegal actions by the heads of the FBI, DOJ, and CIA, and most importantly the unwavering biased, lying MSM, etc. He is pathetically out of touch with the pulse of American (as are several political, so-called pundits.). Best thing in the world, if they truly want to be relevant any longer, is to take a month off and go into the real heart and soul that is America ...AND LISTEN.
How does never-Trumper John Podhoretz know what a President Hillary Rodham Clinton´s White House would be like? Answer: He doesn´t, and he couldn´t know that. As for me, I can hardly imagine anything worse that President HRC, and I ask myself what this idiot is yammering about.
Never-Trumpers ought to be thoughtfully critical when they disagree with the president -- like everyone else in the US -- and otherwise let President Trump do his damned job. It´s not as if the nation is going to rack and ruin on his watch.
What hogwash. Just for starters, the Supreme Court opening would have gone to Loretta Lynch, she would have been installed as Chief Justice and the left would control the SC 5-4. ISIS would be running wild in Syria and Obamacare would continue to be the disaster that it is. And that barely scratches the surface.
What is wrong with these writers? You have got to be kidding me. Hillary Clinton is the devil. Period. She is a selfish horrible extremely dishonest and mean woman. Thank you Lord for sparing us from her and Bill being back in charge of our country and using us as their personal bank.
This is a large crock of an article, and it stinketh.
Trump won the electoral college because he won the right states. Hitlery didn´t.
She thought she had everything all planned out, but the American people saw beyond her lawlessness, untruthworthiness, and overpowering pride. She thought she had screwed over Bernie and all was hers--
Why doesn´t Bernie scream bloody murder about being screwed over by obvious crookedness?
If it weren´t for the CONSTANT media smoke screen to keep her out of the news, she would be under indictiment!!!
There was enough chaos, corruption, dysfunction and treason in the Obama Administration, and the Bill Clinton Administration before that, to make Trump and his naive rookies look like choirboys. Unfortunately, the media covered it up and the Republicans had their heads up their bipartisanships as usual, and let it happen.
Podhoretz is lying about 2016 election results. I just checked. Trump won Pennsylvania by 68,236 votes--not 34,000 as he says. Trump won Wisconsin by 27,257--not 22,000 he says. Trump won Michigan by 11,612, not 10,000 he says. This doesn´t even get into that Minnesota declared Hillary the winner with a ´razor thin´ 43,785 though about 500,000 ballots had yet to be counted due to same day registration.
I beg to differ! All we would end up with would be the criminal family known as Huma, Posesta, Pelosi, Mad Max, Fauxcahontas, Schumer and a myriad of creatures resembling the Star Wars bar scene, with Hillary out cold by 30 pm each day.
Very, very few of the NeverTurmpers ever admitted that by denouncing Trump they were in fact endorsing Sir Edmund. An educated guess believes their de facto support of Nurse Wretched was more enthusiastic than they´d ever admit, even to themselves. This total BS article comes as close as I´ve seen to being that admission, however disguised in "evenhandedness".
Even one year after his historic nomination at the GOP convention, it is astounding how the candidacy/presidency of Donald Trump continues to separate the Republicans who understand who the Democrats are from those who, inexplicably, still do not.
Anthony Scaramucci finally has his White House job, but he still stands to profit from an ownership stake in his investment firm SkyBridge Capital. The incoming White House communications director earned $4.9 million from his ownership stake in SkyBridge in addition to more than $5 million in salary between Jan. 1, 2016, and the end of June, when he joined the Export-Import Bank, according to a financial disclosure filed with the Office of Government Ethics. The disclosure form hasn’t been previously reported. The disclosure highlights the extensive wealth Scaramucci has accumulated in his career —
The US Justice Department on Wednesday argued in a major federal lawsuit that a 1964 civil rights law doesn’t protect gay workers from discrimination, thereby diverging from a separate, autonomous federal agency that had supported the gay plaintiff’s case. The Trump administration’s filing is unusual (Snip) "The sole question here is whether, as a matter of law, Title VII reaches sexual orientation discrimination," says the Justice Department´s brief. "It does not, as has been settled for decades. Any efforts to amend Title VII’s scope should be directed to Congress rather than the courts."
The European Union´s top court has ruled that the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas should remain on the 28-member bloc´s terrorism blacklist. The Court of Justice (ECJ) overturned a General Court ruling, which had said there was not enough evidence to keep travel bans and asset freezes on Hamas. The lower court had said in 2014 the listing was based on media reports, not decisions by "competent authorities". But the ECJ said such decisions were not needed to keep groups on the list. In Wednesday´s ruling, the Luxembourg-based ECJ said decisions by the competent authorities were only required for the initial listing of groups or
Lyft and Taco Bell are teaming up to cater to a client base they both share: drunk people. The ride-sharing company announced Tuesday that "Taco Mode" will bring customers to a Taco Bell drive-thru in a Lyft. Riders who use "Taco Mode," which will be an in-app option, will receive a free Doritos Locos. (Tweet) "Taco Mode" will be available July 27 to 30 and Aug. 3 to 6 between the hours of 9 p.m.-2 a.m. for customers in Orange County, California. The companies said in a press release that they plan to bring "Taco Mode" to additional markets by the end of the year, adding that a "nationwide rollout" is expected in 2018.
Washington - Anthony Scaramucci, President Trump’s new communications director, vowed on Tuesday to crack down on leaks from the White House, threatening to fire everyone in the press office if necessary to stop aides from disclosing West Wing business to reporters. “I’m going to fire everybody — that’s how,” Mr. Scaramucci told reporters in the White House driveway, asked how he planned to identify who had been leaking to the press and ensure that the disclosures stopped. He said he had authority directly from Mr. Trump to do so. “You’re either going to stop leaking, or you’re going to get fired,” he said.
Washington - A U.S. Navy ship fired warning shots toward an Iranian vessel near the northern Arabian Gulf on Tuesday after the vessel came within 150 yards (137 meters), a U.S. official told Reuters. The official, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said the USS Thunderbolt fired the warning shots after the Iranian vessel ignored radio calls and the ship´s whistle. The Thunderbolt was being accompanied by several U.S. Coast Guard vessels. The Iranian vessel appeared to be from Iran´s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, the official added. Years of mutual animosity had eased when Washington lifted sanctions on Tehran last
The Senate Judiciary Committee has issued a subpoena for Paul Manafort, President Trump´s former campaign manager, to testify. The committee has been investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) issued a statement on the panel´s decision to seek Manafort´s testimony. "While we were willing to accommodate Mr. Manafort’s request to cooperate with the committee’s investigation without appearing at Wednesday’s hearing, we were unable to
New York - Children whose sexual characteristics don’t neatly align with the norm have for decades faced surgery to rearrange their anatomy to resemble that of more typical boys and girls — long before they were old enough to have a say in the decision. But now the practice is under assault, as never before. The American Medical Association is considering a proposal discouraging it. Three former U.S. surgeons general say it’s unjustified. And on Tuesday, Human Rights Watch and InterACT — a group advocating for intersex youth — are releasing a detailed report assailing the practice and urging Congress to ban it.
The House rejected Monday a plan to allow the Department of Veterans Affairs to shift $2 billion from other programs to cover a sudden budget shortfall in its Choice program of private-sector care following opposition from veterans´ groups. The vote was 219-186 on a bill to provide a six-month funding fix, falling short of the two-thirds majority needed to pass. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi joined other members of her party in voicing objections after veterans expressed concerns about cuts to other parts of the VA. The Choice program offers veterans federally paid medical care outside the VA and is a priority of
President Trump blasted The Washington Post in a series of tweets Monday night, accusing the newspaper of being a "lobbyist weapon" for Amazon. “The Amazon Washington Post fabricated the facts on my ending massive, dangerous, and wasteful payments to Syrian rebels fighting Assad…..,” Trump first tweeted. “So many stories about me in the [Washington Post] are Fake News. They are as bad as ratings challenged [CNN]. Lobbyist for Amazon and taxes?” he continued. He appeared to be referencing an article about his decision to end a CIA program that backed Syrian rebels.
More than 1,400 Iraqi nationals who the federal government targeted for immediate deportation will get their day in court, a federal judge in Detroit ruled on Monday. In a 35-page order, United States District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith granted a request for a preliminary injunction, saying the group of Iraqis — many of whom are in their home country´s Christian minority — could face “grave harm and possible death” if returned to Iraq. The government, Goldsmith ruled, had ignored “the compelling confluence of extraordinary circumstances” presented by the group and said its position is “inconsistent”
A Daily Beast writer called White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders a “butch queen” in a tweet Friday that sparked outrage among conservatives. Culture writer Ira Madison, who has also written for GQ and New York magazine, hasn’t issued any clarification since sending the tweet to his 47,500 followers – some of whom responded with insulting tweets of their own. (Tweet) According to Urban Dictionary, a “butch queen” is a gay man that is “neither extremely feminine, nor extremely masculine and can easily portray
New research shows that ancient humans had sex with non human species. According to a study conducted by Omer Gokcumen, an assistant professor of biological sciences at the University of Buffalo, ancient humans had intercourse with a "ghost species" of "proto human". Gokcumen explains that humans are only one member of a broader species named "hominins". The research found that humans had sex with other members of the hominins group.
President Trump and his advisers are floating possible replacements for Attorney General Jeff Sessions — and the list includes Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), The Washington Post reports.Cruz and former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) are reportedly among the candidates Trump’s team is considering to replace Sessions, though Giuliani said earlier in the day that he´s not being considered. Trump has repeatedly said that he is disappointed by Sessions’s decision to recuse himself from the probe into ties between the Trump administration and Russia, saying in an interview last week that he would have never hired Sessions if he knew
When President Trump made his initial remarks reflecting disappointment in Attorney General Jeff Sessions it was initially unnerving. The subsequent fallout from the public criticism has united the NeverTrump crowd, Cruzbots and professionally GOPe, to defend the honor of the much beloved former Senator. The opportunity to bash Trump is simply an ancillary benefit. Conversely, the MAGA community has largely portrayed the rift as if the Presidential critique was part of a larger strategy between the President and Attorney General. If we wait long enough some mysterious master plan will eventually to be discovered. However, the subsequent POTUS tweets and comments do
Former House Speaker John Boehner said at an event in Las Vegas last week that he used to “sneak into” the White House to see President Barack Obama to avoid scrutiny from the “right-wing press,” according to a report by the Washington Post, which obtained a videotape of Boehner’s remarks. Boehner also lamented the fact that Americans now have too many choices of where to go for news and information. “What’s making everything even worse today is because we have so much news, people get to choose where they get their news,” Boehner said, according to the Post. “It used
At the end of a Senate subcommittee hearing on Tuesday morning, someone sitting near Chairman Susan Collins (R-Maine) didn’t switch off a microphone. Collins was recorded discussing the federal budget and President Trump’s lack of familiarity with the details of governing with a colleague — apparently Sen. Jack Reed (R.I.), the ranking Democrat on the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies subcommittee.
BALTIMORE - African American activists have a message for Democrats: If you want to win back the White House, strongly consider a black person on the ticket. On their list are a growing roster of black politicians, notably Sens. Cory Booker, D-N.J. and Kamala Harris, D-Calif., former Attorney General Eric Holder and Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts. Turnout among African Americans in the 2016 presidential election was the smallest in 20 years. It’s a big concern as the NAACP holds its annual convention this week in Baltimore, its first major gathering since the election. Hilary Shelton, head of the NAACP’s
Former House IT staffer Imran Awan was arrested Monday night at Dulles International Airport where he was "trying to leave the country," Fox news reported Tuesday evening. Following his arrest for bank fraud, Awan was finally fired by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla. (Snip) Imran and his Pakistani-born brothers, Abid and Jamal Awan, are currently under criminal investigation by U.S. Capitol Police and the FBI on suspicion that they accessed congressional computers without permission and stole equipment. There is also evidence of "financial schemes that extend beyond the Capitol Police’s purview and may expand to Pakistan," according to The Daily
Monday on WISN’s “The Jay Weber Show,” Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) defended special counsel Robert Mueller and his investigation into Russian election interference by saying Mueller was “anything but” a “biased partisan.” A listener asked Ryan a question about why Republicans in Congress are not doing more to defend Trump against “what is becoming an obvious witch-hunt.” Ryan replied, “Remember, Bob Mueller is a Republican, who was appointed by a Republican, who served in the Republican administration, and crossed over — I mean and stayed on until his term ended.” He continued, “I don’t think many people are saying Bob
Sticky-fingered socialist Bernie Sanders is apparently stealing his neighbor´s Washington Post subscription, as any good socialist might do. In perhaps the funniest and most fitting news of the year, WMAL radio host Chris Plante told his audience of a story he heard from friends about the elderly senator. A man living next to Sanders apparently called the Post to complain that he was hardly ever receiving his subscription. After an investigation into the matter, the paying customer realized that it was his neighbor, Senator Sanders, who was stealing the paper right from under his nose. (Snip) First it was reported that
The moderator lauded Michelle Obama for her achievements over the past eight years and touched on the former first lady’s plans, but Tuesday’s conversation also veered into uncomfortable territory. It was Obama’s largest public appearance since the 2016 election — speaking in front of more than 8,000 people at the Women’s Foundation of Colorado’s 30th anniversary celebration — and she touched on personal attacks that she faced again and again. Many had the same theme. “The shards that cut me the deepest were the ones that intended to cut,” Obama said, according to the Denver Post. “Knowing that after eight
President Donald Trump’s dramatic decision to exclude so-called “transgender” people from the military is a direct rejection of the progressives’ revolutionary demand that Americans’ society should be remade to eliminate all civic recognition of the two different-and-complementary male and female sexes. (Tweets) The Wednesday decision was greeted with anger from the left, which had hoped that the military’s 2016 endorsement of the transgender ideology would push the Supreme Court and legislators nationwide to impose and establish the unpopular claim that a person’s changeable choice of “gender” is more legally important than their biological sex. If endorsed by the courts, that
Let’s review a few recent developments. Last week, Sean Spicer, the White House press secretary, resigned. This was part of a “White House shakeup” to get the Trump administration back on track. The new communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, would fix the White House’s “messaging problem.” Within 24 hours of Scaramucci’s appointment, the president returned to Twitter and unloaded another torrent of political bombshells, including talking about his power to pardon, even as his attorneys were denying that Donald Trump was thinking about pardoning anyone.