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.
The circus is returning to the University of California, Berkeley, as a sequel to rioting in February by black-clad protesters angered by the campus visit of conservative speaker Milo Yiannapolous. The goal of the protestors then and now is simple: demonize and silence conservatives. Shamefully, the Berkeley rioting was permitted by a hands-off attitude by university administrators. After a now-departed chancellor and his aides ordered University of California police to stand aside, rioters set fires, inflicted $100,000 in damage to university buildings, and prevented Yiannapolous from speaking.
Seoul, South Korea - North Korea has long cultivated an image of defiant belligerence, punctuating its propaganda and diplomacy with colorful threats, insults and bluffs. But Kim Jong-un’s personal statement released on Friday, and his foreign minister’s threat to test a nuclear weapon over the Pacific Ocean, represent a new level of brinkmanship by the government. (Snip) The North Korean news media carried photographs of Mr. Kim sitting in his office and reading his statement, but his voice was not broadcast. On the country’s state-run Central TV, a female announcer read his statement.
Moscow - Ukraine will not receive lethal weapons from the United States, but a firm commitment that Kiev will be supplied with radio warfare and other equipment has been obtained, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said after talks with US President Donald Trump. (Snip) Stalemate Poroshenko said on Tuesday that the US Senate had approved the allocation of $500 million to support Ukraine´s security and defense sectors, adding that Kiev would receive defensive lethal weapons. Ukraine has repeatedly asked to be supplied with lethal and non-lethal weapons from the European Union and the United States.
Israeli planes have reportedly fired two missiles which hit near Damascus, targeting an ammunition facility belonging to Lebanon’s Hezbollah, according to a Lebanese TV station citing “informed” sources and various social media reports on pro-Syrian webpages. Israeli forces are reported to have carried out attacks from outside the Syrian border early on Friday, according to the Lebanese Al Mayadeen. It said the strike led to a fire, with no casualties or disruptions at Damascus International Airport reported. Pictures allegedly showing the moment of the attack have emerged online on Arab and Hebrew-language social media. (
President Trump on Friday labeled Kim Jong-un a “mad man,” shortly after the North Korean leader had called him a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard.” “Kim Jong Un of North Korea, who is obviously a madman who doesn’t mind starving or killing his people, will be tested like never before!” Mr. Trumptweeted. Mr. Trump was apparently responding to the North Korean leader’s reaction to the president’s address to the United Nations. “Far from making remarks of any persuasive power that can be viewed to be helpful to defusing tension, he made unprecedented rude nonsense one has never heard from any of his
CNN has announced that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) will debate Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) over the latter pair´s proposed Obamacare repeal bill on air, reports The Hill. CNN anchor Jake Tapper and chief political correspondent Dana Bash will moderate the town hall-style event live from Washington D.C. (Tweet) "With a critical deadline looming, Graham and Cassidy, architechs of the Republicans latest healthcare proposal, will debate Sanders and Klobuchar on the merits of the plan that would repeal and replace Obamacare," read a statement from the
New York - North Korea may conduct the most powerful test of a hydrogen bomb in the Pacific Ocean in its possible "highest-level" actions against the United States, the North´s top diplomat said Thursday. Foreign Minister Ri Yong-ho made the comment after North Korean leader Kim Jong-un said that he is considering the strongest actions in response to U.S. President Donald Trump´s threat to "totally destroy" the country. "It could be the most powerful detonation of an H-bomb in the Pacific," Ri told reporters. "We have no idea about what actions could be taken as it will be ordered by leader Kim Jong-un."
Washington - The Trump administration is preparing to dismantle key Obama-era limits on drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional battlefields, according to officials familiar with internal deliberations. The changes would lay the groundwork for possible counterterrorism missions in countries where Islamic militants are active but the United States has not previously tried to kill or capture them. (Snip) The policy paves the way for broader and more frequent operations against Al Qaeda, the Islamic State and other jihadists. It would also apply in countries where the United States has targeted Islamist militants
For the more than five million Puerto Ricans living on the United States mainland, it was bad enough to watch news reports on Wednesday of Hurricane Maria ripping through an island where relatives and friends lived. What made it worse was not knowing how their loved ones had fared. With the entire power grid knocked out and with more than 95 percent of wireless cell sites out of service, communication was all but impossible on Thursday, and an already emotional day became even harder for the Puerto Rican diaspora.
President Trump persuaded China to freeze all financial transactions with North Korea and ordered a new round of U.S. sanctions Thursday, closing out his first U.N. General Assembly with a major diplomatic victory in his efforts to curb Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons and missile programs short of war. In a carefully choreographed strategy deployed from the shadow of the United Nations headquarters in New York, Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin called the head of China’s central bank very early Thursday to alert him that Mr. Trump was preparing an executive order to sanction any financial institutions doing business
Marawi City, Philippines - When he saw his commander holding the severed head of one of his neighbours, teenage Islamist fighter Jalil knew it was time to escape from Marawi City. Churches and homes had been ransacked, people had been shot or taken hostage, and now Philippines government troops, planes and helicopters were pounding the Islamic State loyalists who had taken over large parts of the town on May 23. Six days into the occupation, 17-year-old Jalil said he came across a crowd of fellow fighters led by rebel chief Abdullah Maute, including a boy who looked about 10. They were cheering the beheading of a
Detroit - U.S. automakers are facing mounting pressure amid slowing demand in the country, as Asian and European automakers aggressively ramp up vehicle production in North America, including a new investment by Daimler AG. In the latest move, German automaker Daimler plans to spend $1 billion to expand its Mercedes Benz assembly plant near Tuscaloosa, Alabama, to produce batteries and electric sport utility vehicles that would compete with Silicon Valley electric car maker Tesla Inc’s models, according to a person briefed on the matter. The Wall Street Journal reported the investment earlier on Thursday.
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) announced on Friday that he will vote against the latest GOP effort to repeal ObamaCare, potentially dooming the legislation. “I cannot in good conscience vote for the Graham-Cassidy proposal. I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried," he said in a statement, referring to the legislation spearheaded by GOP Sens. Lindsey Graham (S.C) and Bill Cassidy (La.). McCain´s announcement leaves GOP leadership with no room for error.
The Senate’s top Democrat offered praise for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) after he said he would oppose the latest ObamaCare repeal bill, which narrows the chance that Republicans can get the legislation to President Trump’s desk. “John McCain shows the same courage in Congress that he showed when he was a naval aviator,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said an hour after McCain’s statement. “I have assured Senator McCain that as soon as repeal is off the table, we Democrats are intent on resuming the bipartisan process.” McCain is the second Republican, after Sen. Rand Paul (Ky.), to announce
If NFL fans continue to turn away from football, the TV networks could lose as much as $200 million in earnings, according to a new report. After ratings for Week Two crashed, adding to the angst already felt by a poor showing in Week 1, industry insiders and analysts are sounding the alarm. A new report claims that CBS, ESPN, Fox and NBC could take a $200 million hit to their estimated $2.5 billion in NFL advertising earnings if fans continue to turn off the TV, the The Hollywood Reporter noted recently. The worries over earnings are not allayed by
A new fifth grade teacher at Canopy Oaks Elementary is asking students to use gender-neutral pronouns in the classroom. Math and science teacher Chloe Bressack sent the request home in a letter to parents headlined "About Mx. Bressack." “... my pronouns are ´they, them, their´ instead of ´he, his, she, hers.´ I know it takes some practice for it to feel natural,” the letter reads, “but students catch on pretty quickly.” The letter also asks that students use “Mx.," (pronounced ´Mix´) when addressing the teacher rather than Mr. or Ms. The note alarmed some parents. In a post written Tuesday night in the Facebook group
ABC has greenlit a new sitcom tentatively titled "Sanctuary Family" about an undocumented family living in the U.S. The network says the show will follow the pandemonium that unfolds when a married couple allows their undocumented nanny and her family to live with them. The guests put a strain on the marriage of the host family but they eventually learn that “the differences both families have aren’t as significant as their similarities,” according to the description provided by ABC. Undocumented immigrants are foreign-born people who don’t have a legal right to be or remain in the United States and the
Late-night host Jimmy Kimmel used his opening monologue Thursday to once again lambast supporters of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill -- and at one point called a Republican senator from Louisiana an "inbred." The host of ABC´s “Jimmy Kimmel Live” has emerged as a strong celebrity advocate for universal health care since his infant son had to undergo open-heart surgery in April. Kimmel made an announcement about his son during a memorable monologue at the time and has taken up the cause ever since. Part of his goal is for every child in the U.S. to have the same access to
Michelle Obama said in a speech Thursday that the White House is currently being led by fear, comparing President Trump´s administration with her husband and former President Obama´s administration. (Snip) “It isn’t just us first,” she said, referring to Trump´s "America first" policies. “We live in a big country and a big world," she said. "You can’t just want to help someone in a hurricane and not make sure they can go to the doctor when they’re sick.” Trump reiterated his "America first" doctrine in a speech to the United Nations General Assembly this week, emphasizing that America would put
The San Francisco 49ers Thursday night game against the Los Angeles Rams kicked off in front of a nearly empty stadium. Los Angeles Times reporter Lindsey Thiry tweeted a photo at the time of kickoff, which showed thousands of open seats. In fact, most sections in the photo have more empty seats than fans. (Tweet/Photo/Video) ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported that 63,500 tickets had been sold for the game, but of course, simply selling a ticket doesn’t mean the buyer will actually show up to the game. It’s hard to believe there are more than 30,000 people in the stadium, judging
Democratic Rep. John Lewis said Thursday he sometimes feels like “taking a bullwhip” to people in order to make them care about civil rights. “It doesn’t matter whether they’re black, or white, Latino, Asian-American or Native American. When you see something that’s not right, not fair, not just, you have an obligation to do something, to say something. They’re just too darn quiet. I really wanna use some other words sometimes,” Lewis told the audience of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation Town Hall on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C. “I believe in the philosophy and the discipline of nonviolence, but sometimes
A team of four current and former NFL players is lobbying commissioner Roger Goodell to engage the league in fighting for the cause of social justice, even asking him to formally designate November as activism awareness month. Current players Michael Bennett (Seattle Seahawks), Torrey Smith (Philadelphia Eagles), and Malcolm Jenkins (Philadelphia Eagles), along with former player Anquan Boldin, sent Goodell and another executive a 2,800-word memorandum in August requesting the league invest significant resources in the cause. The memo, available in full here, is specific and thoughtful, but its requests would almost certainly prove divisive among fans, many of whom are
Former First Lady Michelle Obama has spoken about what life was like for her and her family during her eight years in The White House. Her candid comments came during a moderated discussion at a tech conference in Salt Lake City, Utah on Thursday evening. ´It´s like being shot out of a cannon while drinking from a fire hydrant blind,´ she explained as she told of how she got used to her new way of living. ´You have to tell The White House what kind of toilet paper you like. You don´t know where your forks are.´ (Photos) Mrs Obama
Lawrence O’Donnell had a really bad night on August 29, 2017.We draw that conclusion based on the above clip obtained by Mediaite, showing behind the scenes footage of a furious O’Donnell absolutely going bananas in what appear to be breaks in his show.The video, which lasts a full eight minutes, is a collection of clips from one evening (given O’Donnell’s consistent outfit) and show the MSNBC anchor fuming about earpiece malfunctions, blasting off obscenities and screaming at his staff. We were able to link it back to the August 29 show. After introducing a clip about President Donald Trump, O’Donnell pauses,